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The Sinking of the Lusitania


The reasons behind the German’s targeting this seemingly innocuous passenger ship remains controversial to this day. Launched in 1907 and torpedoed May 7, 1915, the RMS Lusitania sank within 18 minutes, with only 761 of the 1,959 people aboard surviving the attack.

Lusitania sinks
Lusitania sinks
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