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  • Lusitania Essay

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    Lusitania It was 2:10 p.m. on May 7, 1915. Leslie Morton, a lookout on the Lusitania, screamed, "Torpedoes coming on the starboard side." Two explosions followed. Within 18 minutes the huge liner, once the largest ever built, sank to the bottom of the Celtic Sea. 1,195 out of the 1,959 people aboard died. Walther Schwieger, commander of the German submarine U- 20, who had fired a single torpedo 750 yards away from the ship, later called it the most horrible sight he had ever seen. The

  • The Sinking Of The Lusitania

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    The sinking of the Lusitania ​“The war to end all wars” was what people called it. Others called it “The Great War”. Many people died in this war. And there was really no right or wrong in this war; meaning that I don’t think there really was a side that was wrong or right, and I’m going to explain why further in this essay. I think both sides were wrong in things, but in the end, Germany was the one that suffered the most because they were being forced to pay billions dollars in the war debts, and

  • Essay on The Sinking of the Lusitania

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    The Sinking of the Lusitania On the 7 May 1915 at 14:30, then 240 metre long and 27 meter wide ship the Lusitania sunk to the sea bed. Despite the fact that so many were killed, 1,195 people, this ship has not become one of history’s most well known vessels, unlike the Titanic. This is due to the fact that the Lusitania was sunk by the Germans during the First World War. The Lusitania and her sister ship, the Mauretania, were built by John Brown & CO Ltd in Glasgow

  • Causes Of The Sinking Of Lusitania

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    The sinking of The Lusitania put enough public pressure on the president to become more involved in the war because of the loss of American Life. Let's start from the beginning World War one started on the 28th of July 1914 between two sides; The triple alliance and the triple entente. It came to an end on the 11th of November 1918. Difference in policies were to blame, although the immediate cause of World War one was the assassination of Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who was an Archduke

  • Is RMS Lusitania a Conspriacy or Not?

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    Probably the most important incident happened on 7th May 1915 when the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania were sank by German U-20 led by Capitan Walther Schweiger with one torpedo hit and a second explosion triggered by coal dust and other explosives within 18 minutes. About a thousand people lost their life, among them about 100 Americans. Hence American protest were quite sharp and this incident dragged the United States into the war. However the incident itself contains some unexplained mysteries

  • The Plight Of The RMS Lusitania Summary

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    The Plight of the RMS Lusitania It is an overcast evening, yet sunlight pours through a hole in the layers upon layers of clouds. There is a small party on-board the RMS Lusitania, and the Cunard Line’s captain assigned for the vessel, William Turner, is standing in uniform, facing towards America. He raises a glass of port to a safe voyage, and the whole room follows suit. The chamber orchestra begins to play a fast-paced, lighthearted tune. You are a war correspondent, and you believe that something

  • Similarities and Differences Between the RMS Lusitania and September 11

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    than a handful of people. Unfortunately as a society we have been witness to several on such a level. The history of the grand RMS Lusitania is one event on this level that left thousands of souls changed forever.

  • The Lusitania

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    described the Ottoman Empire. It has been applied to nearly every major country in Europe. Lusitania: The Lusitania is a ship that was started to be made on June 9, 1904. It was a British ocean line, a holder of the Blue Riband, and was briefly the world’s largest passenger ship. The ship was launched by Cunard Line in 1906 which was during the time of fierce competition for North Atlantic trade. The Lusitania was built in Clydebank, United Kingdom, and sank on May 7, 1915 in the first World

  • Lusitania At Sea

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    know what to do. Someone shot down their boat. One family knew what to do, the others didn't. The lusitania ship has got hit. The lusitania was the biggest ship ride of the year. The author emphasizes a lot in this story he was once in an attack like that too, He was scared, and didn't know what to do. The Author will empathize a lot in this story. Over 1198 people died that day. The Lusitania ship was about to leave, one of the biggest ship rides of the year. They didn't know what to do but

  • Causes Of The Lusitania Disaster

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    Lusitania Disaster On May 1, 1915, the British passenger ship Lusitania left the port of New York bound for Liverpool, England. On board were 1,962 passengers and crew, including 139 of which were Americans. Less than a week later on May 7, 1915, the Lusitania was attacked and sunk without warning by a German submarine (U-boat) off the coast of Ireland. Under the discretion of the German U-boat commander, Lieutenant Walter Schwieger, the Lusitania was sunk based on the assumption that the ship