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Remember the Niobe tragedy

Discussion in 'Surface and Air Forces' started by Skipper, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Skipper

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    Thanks for keeping the memory alive, Skip.
     
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    Not much is known about this , but apparently it was sunk by Stukas
     
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    (I read the title and all I could remember was Marcus Verenus pushing his wife Niobe off the balcony in Rome....)
     
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    Precisly my point guys. Nobody has a clue when I mention this tragedy.

    just like the Lancastria, instructions were given to keep this hidden (morale oblige) , except that after the war the Lancastria was not forgotten. The Niobe did transport ammunation that's a fact, but its passengers were civilian refugees and the fact that it's not a war grave may explain this amnesy
     
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    Maybe time for someone to start a campaign to have it designated as such, Skip.
     
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    Maybe a local will read this. It's too far away from my home and there are already so many crews to commemorate nearby.
     

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