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RMS Lusitania sank in May 1915 as the result of a torpedo from the U-20. 1,198 people died that day as she sank in less than twenty minutes off the coast of Ireland. Built in 1907, she had a successful career of nearly eight years before that fateful day. Famous for her sinking, she was the fastest ship in the world when built, and was the first of the superliners. For the first time, Eric Sauder looks at her as a ship, and not just at her sinking. She was the first true 'Ship of State'. Subsidised by the British Government, she had luxurious interiors, double deck restaurants, glorious public rooms and sumptuous cabins. The cream of the world's high society travelled aboard her. Her sinking was a major factor in America's decision to enter World War One. This illustrated history looks at Lusitania in her true context as the finest ship afloat during her eight years.

History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryFirst World WarTransportShips & shipping: general interest Publisher: The History Press Ltd Publication Date: 01/07/2009 ISBN-13: 9780752452036  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Eric Sauder is the foremost expert on the history of the Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania. He has dived on her wreck and was with Dr. Robert Ballard on expeditions to the wreck sites of Lusitania, Titanic, and Britannic. He lives in California. Audrey Pearl Lawson Johnston is the last living first-class Lusitania passenger. Ken Marschall is a famed maritime artist and consultant on many films including James Cameron's Ghosts of the Abyss and Titanic.

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