The Lusitania disaster – pictures from the past

please note this post is not by Jay Clapp Photography but from the photography news at the guardian for your viewing pleasure please feel free to use the share buttons at the bottom.

A photographic highlight selected by the picture desk. On 7 June 1906, the first rivet on the keel plates of the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania was laid at the John Brown Shipyard in Glasgow. At the time of her maiden voyage in September 1907, she was the world’s largest ship. In August 1914, the Lusitania was requisitioned by the Admiralty and, nine months later, she was torpedoed by a German U-Boat eleven miles off the southern coast of Ireland. The sinking provoked widespread condemnation of German brutality and contributed to America’s entry into the war

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