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Sad Centenary Of The Sinking Of The RMS Lusitania By The Germans.

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by Anura Guruge

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The “massacre of the innocents” by the dastardly Germans.
1,198 killed (94 children) — 128 Americans.
Another reason I will NOT own a German car and
openly ridicule those that do —
including my own family members.

This sinking, and their are valid theories that the Lusitania was sacrificed for the ‘better cause’,
was what got the U.S. into seriously thinking about getting involved in WW I
— and even then it took another ‘2 years’.


Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia attributed to “Bundesarchiv, DVM 10 Bild-23-61-17 / CC-BY-SA”. you should ponder this and other pictures of the sinking to appreciate what a dastardly deed this was.


Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia.


Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia.


Click to access BBC coverage.


Click for ‘History Channel’ coverage.

A sad and sobering anniversary. The Lusitania does not get the same attention that the Titanic commands — though historically the Lusitania was a more significant event. Much more interesting too. My now 22-year old son, Matthew, aged 3, following a visit to the Maritime Museum at the Greenwich Observatory (London, U.K.), became, overnight, a maritime disaster buff — an avid interest he maintained well into his teens. Thanks to his interest I learned a lot and still have a fairly large ‘Titanic’ library and memorabilia. Matthew was into the Lusitania too and I would watch documentaries with him. I remember all the stuff about the zig-zag course it tried to follow when it entered the war-zone around Ireland and people on shore seeing the disaster.

Please take a minute to reflect and RESOLVE