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    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorate over 1,700 servicemen who died during the sinking – including 59 Merchant Navy personnel who have no known grave and are named on the Tower Hill Memorial in central London.

    “The 20,000-ton liner Lancastria, with five thousand men aboard, was bombed just as she was about to leave. Upwards of three thousand men perished. The rest were rescued under continued air attack by the devotion of the small craft.”

    The French had a front row seat to the destruction, but the British people were kept in the dark. Churchill’s D-Notice asked all media outlets not to publish any information on the Lancastria sinking. It was not an official government order, but the British media followed Churchill’s lead. American and Scottish newspapers did print the story, but not until the end of July. Churchill even admitted he forgot to lift the D-Notice because “events crowded upon us so black and so quickly.” That D-Notice is not set to expire for another twenty years.

    https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryU...MS-Lancastria/
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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    Lancastria: Service for Britain's worst maritime disaster.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...mJAxqLjCVw051A
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