The Captain knows the ship is sinking.
At best he knew before leaving port that it probably would sink, based upon intelligence and clarity of that intelligence.
At worse, He had been foreworned-play on the word forewarned.
The discovery of an English submarine stalking the ship – true event, 1945, is agonizing to the Captain but not a surprise.
Maybe the German Captain prayed, maybe he stuck his chin out proudly and waited for what was coming…the end of his mortal life and 15,000. Yes, 15 thousand men women and children.
When did you know a torpedo struck your ship far from shores and in icy waters?
Did you need to be told the English did it?
Did you get some warning, anything before or- God Help us all- as you boarded the vessel?
Yes! Considering the Times: WWII, your gut told you that fate would be dark and…
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