Monday, May 07, 2018
Sinking of the Lusitania
The RMS Lusitania was sunk on May 7, 1915, during WW1. It was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sank in 18 minutes. 1,198 died, leaving 761 survivors. It was one of the factors that turned American opinion towards their eventual entry into the war. This website provides background material and an in-depth account. There is some film footage here.
The Sinking of the Lusitania is a 1918 short film by master animator Winsor McCay: