Episode 8: Death at Sea
It’s the night of 2 August 1926. Five nautical miles off the coast of Lesbos.
A French ship, the SS Lotus, is cruising towards its destination of Constantinople.
The ship’s first officer is keeping watch, but he doesn’t know that there’s a Turkish ship dead ahead.
What lies ahead is not only a naval disaster, but a diplomatic dispute that throws a massive colonial power on a collision course with a young nation on the rise.
Storyteller: Professor Douglas Guilfoyle, Monash Law School (Twitter: @djag2)
Hosts: Dr Melissa Castan & James Pattison
Topics for law nerds: Criminal law, international law, law of the sea, international relations, state sovereignty, treaties, United Nations, League of Nations, international courts
MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE
- ‘This tuning is so dramatic’ by Monplaisir
- ‘35’C’ by King Imagine