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The National Archives Podcast Series

The National Archives

Government & Organizations, National

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Listen to talks, lectures and other events presented by The National Archives of the United Kingdom.

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Forgotten tragedy: The loss of HMT Lancastria

November 5th, 2010

Episode 159 of 481 episodes

On 17 June 1940, HMT Lancastria was sunk by a German bomber while evacuating troops from St Nazaire; over 9,000 troops were packed on board. This talk attempts to explain why so many who were lost will never be accounted for.

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