Fall 1941. Germans have encircled Leningrad. Further west, Russian troops in the surrounded naval base of Hanko are running out of food.  

Russians decide to evacuate Hanko. One of the biggest Baltic Sea naval operations during the World War II begins. Almost 30 000 men are on the evacuation ships, which are all overcrowded.

Many ships meet their fate in Finnish coastal artillery bombing and the mines. Thousands of men lose their lives in the dark waves of the Baltic Sea.

Now, 70 years after the tragedy our Finnish team of divers searches for the lost ships and dives some of them for the first time. The first found wrecks and dives to them have already changed the way history about them is written.

The full documentary coming in 2012. Stay tuned.

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