About the Show
Fifty years after the disaster, the mystery surrounding one of the greatest maritime collisions ever, is revisited with never before seen footage. As the puzzle is pieced together half a century on, the definitive truth behind the tragic fate of Italy's Andrea Doria is revealed. On the night of July 25, 1956, one of the world's most splendid cruise liners, the Andrea Doria, travels through fog, only hours away from docking in New York. A few miles on, clear of the fog and travelling in the opposite direction, is the Stockholm, a Swedish passenger ship. The Ile de France, an old but graceful French transatlantic liner is also approaching the area. No one is yet aware of it, but the destiny of these three ladies of the sea, their thousands of passengers and their captains - Piero Calami, Harry Gunnarr Nordenson and Baron Raoul de Beaudean - are about to collide. It is a night of tragedy and hope, of miracles, extreme courage and everyday cowardice.


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