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Lusitania Remembered

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Lusitania Remembered

Today is the centenary of a another key WW1 incident. About 1,200 people died and 771 survived when the British liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German submarine on 7 May 1915 during World War One. Her sinking sent shockwaves around the globe and was said to have influenced America’s entry to the war

One of the largest ships in the world, she was sailing from New York to her home port of Liverpool when she was sunk off the coast of Ireland. A minute’s silence will be held at 14:10 BST – the time of the attack – at a service in Liverpool and one in Cobh in Ireland, where many victims were buried after the sinking.

I attach my photo of the modest monument in Cobh which I took in 2005.

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