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    Lusitania Disaster. Setting sail from New York harbor on May 1, 1915, the R.M.S. Lusitania began a voyage to Liverpool, England. This voyage would be her last; and the last for over 1,000 of her passengers. Of the 1,959 men, women, and children aboard, only 761 passengers would survive the voyage. While on the seas, word made it to the ship that the seas would be increasingly inhabited with German submarines the closer they got to England, so to better prepare the passengers they readied the lifeboats on the ship. On May 7, 1915, without any warning, a German U-boat sent a torpedo into the bridge of the ship before a second torpedo made contact. The Lusitania was only 11 miles from the coast of Ireland, but there was no way to get the ship to safety. It only took a total of 18 minutes for her to completely sink after the second torpedo hit.…

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    There were German U-boats patrolling all around the Atlantic Ocean during the war. The ship that is unfortunately caught in this patrol was the RMS Lusitania. John Joseph Protasio, from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Ohio, earned a Bachelor’s of Art in History at Lycoming College, and a Master’s of Art in History at Arkansas State University. He also wrote To the Bottom of the Sea, a survey of maritime disasters, and two others: “On a Cold April Night, a tale about the…

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    Lusitania During this time in my life, it was already extremely difficult to cope with things. The loss of my husband was always in the back of my mind. Knowing that he wasn’t here to help raise my son, John, was the worst feeling that I have ever felt. Now that it had been five years since the death of my husband, I realized John and I needed a new beginning. I live in New York City and have heard of the Lusitania many times by almost everyone. It was a buzzing topic that was popular among…

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    After the sinking of Lusitania, in addition to the diplomatic anger that ensued, there was a great deal of public infuriation. Propaganda against Germany engulfed daily life. Posters were put up in professional art galleries, on the sides of buildings, in the average household home, in magazines, and in the workplace. The posters were targeted not only at the general audience to evoke emotions but also towards Woodrow Wilson pressuring him to take military action against Germany. The posters…

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    The lusitania was indeed a fascinating ship. However there were some aspects in which bunked down that magnifency. Winston Churchill explains how that is come to affect many people boarding that ship. One, the sinking of the Lusitania was not completely unexpected, two, information was already there to prevent the sinking of the ship, and the deceased plus survivors. In the American newspaper, there was cautionary advice by germans saying that passengers traveling on british ships that they…

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    Germany invaded Belgium, which resulted in Great Britain entering the conflict. Great Britain had very close ties with Belgium because the two nations are neighboring countries. In response to Germany’s attack on Belgium, Britain declared war on Germany. (World History: Patterns of Interaction. pp. 747-748). In addition, The United States entered World War I when the German military engaged in unrestricted submarine warfare. Unrestricted submarine warfare is the use of submarines to sink without…

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    Lusitania and American Opinion Although the United States was a neutral country in 1914, when German U-boats sank the British passenger ship the Lusitania, the American public began to increasingly disapprove of German actions and began to sympathize with the British and her Allies. The United States’ isolated history with Europe prior to World War I encouraged the country to remain neutral during most of the war. Although World War I started in July 1914 when Serbian nationalists assassinated…

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    The Lusitania was a mighty ship which was built to replace the infamous Titanic, it was just about same length and instead of leaving from Europe on its maiden voyage, it sailed from New York. This great vessel was able to hold up to 1,200 passengers and had an average speed of 25+ knots and was built by the Cunard Line out of Southampton, England. Although its sister ship the Titanic sunk years before, the Lusitania was set to sail across the Atlantic Ocean during the time there was a major…

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    All aboard for the journey of a lifetime! The newest White Star Line ship, appearing to outrank all of the other vessels at sea, was about to make its first voyage across the Atlantic. Looking for a fresh start in New York City, three classes of passengers boarded the RMS Titanic on April 10, 1912 in Southampton, England. They were confident this was the safest ship at sea. The Titanic was advertised as unsinkable with its many features made for it to outshine its main competitors. What the…

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    There are countless versions of the story on the Olympic- Class Ocean Liner; The RMS Titanic. The “RMS Titanic” is an article written by Hanson W. Baldwin in 1934, and A Night To Remember is a movie produced in 1958 by William MacQuitty. Both plots discuss and portray the dramatic events that happened on April 15, 1912. The world’s largest “lifeboat” (MacQuitty. W.) set sail on April 10, 1912 on its maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York. However, the voyage was abruptly halted when it…

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