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Lusitania: Triumph and Tragedy


by Greg King and Penny Wilson Lusitania Prologue Saturday, May 1, 1915 A rainy twilight fell over New York City on April 30, 1915. Spring was late that year: indeed, an unexpected blizzard had nearly paralyzed the city three weeks

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Lessons from the Sinking of the Lusitania

NYT Lusitania Headline

by Greg King As epic human tragedy the story has everything: a great ocean liner; a glittering cast of millionaires, actresses, suffragettes and scandalous lovers; and a terrible disaster played out over eighteen brutal minutes. On the afternoon of May

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

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