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Re. sinking of the RMS Lusitania...



Item # 570272

May 11, 1915

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Georgia, May 11, 1915 

* re. Sinking of the RMS Cunard Lusitania 
* United States tensions with Germany grows
 

This 12 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "No War for United States, But Germany to Be Shown Injustice Done to Mankind By the Lusitania Horror" with subheads and related pictorial. (see)

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

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

wikipedia notes: 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.

Category: The 20th Century

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