San Demetrio London

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San Demetrio London

based on a true story

San Demetrio London

Release Date: December 07, 1943

Year    :   1943
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Action, War
Production Companies    :   Ealing Studios
Director    :   Charles Frend
Producers    :   Michael Balcon, Robert Hamer
Writers    :   
RunTime    :   104 mins.

British drama documentary from 1943, based on the true story of the 1940 rescue of the tanker MV San Demetrio by parts of her own crew after she had been set afire in the middle of the Atlantic by the German heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer and then had been abandoned. When one of the lifeboats drifted back to the burning tanker the day after, and found that she still hadn't exploded, they decided to board her and put out the fires. Eventually, they managed to start the engine again and decided to try to reach Britain against all odds.




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