The Sinking of the Lusitania

  title={The Sinking of the Lusitania},
  author={Thomas A. Bailey},
  journal={The American Historical Review},
  • Thomas A. Bailey
  • Published 1935
  • History
  • The American Historical Review
  • On Saturday 1 May 1915 a luxury British liner, the Lusitania, left New York. The German Embassy had warned in February 1915 that any ship entering the ‘war zone’ around Britain or Ireland was liable to be sunk, and some passengers had received anonymous warnings not to sail. Yet the numbers of passengers was a record for the time of year. At 3.10 p.m. on 8 May the Lusitania was torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland. The ship sank in just eight minutes, and 1198 passengers… CONTINUE READING