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World War I... Post RMS Lusitania sinking...

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May 12, 1915

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, May 12, 1915 

* World War I tensions building on the United States 
* Germany defying the World w/ submarine warfare 
* Post RMS Lusitania sinking

This 22 page newspaper has a six column headline on the front page: "PRESIDENT PREPARES DEMANDS UPON GERMANY; ASKS GUARANTEES FOR SAFETY OF NON-COMBATANTS; MESSAGE READY AND APPROVED BY THE CABINET" with several subheads. (see) More inside. Loads of text, way too much to photograph here. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.

Other news of the day. Light browning, minor irregularity at the spine, otherwise in good clean condition. Uncommonly nice condition for this era.

Other news. Usual browning with little margin wear. Should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: RMS Lusitania was a Lusitania-Class British luxury ocean liner owned by the Cunard Line and built by John Brown and Company of Clydebank, Scotland, torpedoed by a German U-boat 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 1,959 people aboard. The sinking turned public opinion in many countries against Germany, and was probably a major factor in the eventual decision of the United States to join the war in 1917. 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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