TQ3182 : Remembrance for the Drowned

taken 10 years ago, near to London, City of London, Great Britain

Remembrance for the Drowned
Remembrance for the Drowned
This memorial, at the entrance to the Chiesa Italiana di San Pietro, recalls the sinking of Blue Star Lines Arandora Star by U-47 on 7th July 1940, under the command of Gunther Prien - a highly rated captain of the German U-Boat corps who had successfully entered Scapa Flow and sunk the British Cruiser Royal Oak in 1939. The Arandora Star was carrying civilian German and Italian internees from Liverpool to Canada. Over 800 lives were lost. Subsequently, the British government altered its policy towards internees and held them within the British Isles. There is currently a campaign seeking an apology from the British government for the policy decisions that led to these deaths. For fuller info please see the Blue Star Lines website at LinkExternal link and the campaign website at LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 5 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 6 February, 2008
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Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 313 820 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.3479N 0:6.5055W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 313 820
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