Episode 34

Massacre By Submarine

The Llandovery Castle was travelling to Bristol after taking wounded Canadian servicemen home. She was displaying all the right signals to say she was a Hospital ship but just near the Fastnet lighthouse, she was torpedoed. What happened next angered the world.


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Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Wednesday 13 July 1921

Aberdeen Press and Journal - Thursday 14 July 1921

"The Sinking of the Llandovery Castle". The Great War Primary Documents Archive. 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2014.

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Monday 18 July 1921

Larne Times - Saturday 06 July 1918

Mullins, C, 1921, The Leipzig Trials: An Account of the War Criminals' Trials and Study of German Mentality, Witherby, London

Western Daily Press - Wednesday 30 April 1919

Murray, M, 1953, Union-Castle Chronicle, Longmans, Green & Co, London

Willis, J, 1982,  Prologue to Nuremberg: The Politics and Diplomacy of Punishing War Criminals of the First World War, Greenwoord Publishing Group


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