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May 12, 1915

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, May 12, 1915

* re. Sinking of the RMS Cunard Lusitania

This 12 page newspaper has a one column headline on the front page above the masthead: "PRES. WILSON PREPARES FIRM NOTE TO GERMANY".

Other news of the day with much on World War I. (pre American involvement)

Usual browning with little margin wear, otherwise good. Should be handled with care.

source: wikipedia: RMS Lusitania was a British luxury ocean liner owned by the Cunard Steamship Company and built by John Brown and Company of Clydebank, Scotland. Christened and launched on Thursday, June 7, 1906. Lusitania met a disastrous end as a casualty of the First World War when she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-20 on May 7, 1915. The great ship sank in just 18 minutes, eight miles (15 km) off the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland, killing 1,198 of the people aboard. The sinking turned public opinion in many countries against Germany. It is often considered by historians to be the second most famous civilian passenger liner disaster after the sinking of Titanic.

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