Lusitania On May the German U boat torpedoed and sank the Old Head of kinsale on the southwest coast of Ireland

  • Title: Lusitania
  • Author: ColinSimpson
  • ISBN: 9780140068030
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Paperback
  • On May 7,1915, the German U boat 20 torpedoed and sank the Old Head of kinsale on the southwest coast of Ireland.

    Lusitania History, Sinking, Facts, Significance Lusitania Lusitania, British ocean liner, the sinking of which by a German U boat on May , , contributed indirectly to the entry of the United States into World War I The sinking led to the deaths of , people, including U.S citizens, which led to a Lusitania definition of Lusitania by The Free Dictionary Lusitania had a Viriatus, Rome a Caesar, Carthage a Hannibal, Greece an Alexander, Castile a Count Fernan Gonzalez, Valencia a Cid, Andalusia a Gonzalo Fernandez, Estremadura a Diego Garcia de Paredes, Jerez a Garci Perez de Vargas, Toledo a Garcilaso, Seville a Don Manuel de Leon, to read of whose valiant deeds will entertain and instruct the BBC iWonder Lusitania Who was to blame for the deaths On May, the Lusitania one of the largest, fastest and most luxurious transatlantic passenger liners of its day was hit by a German torpedo and sunk as it sailed into the Irish Sea Why Was the Sinking of the Lusitania Important Turner was the captain of the RMS Lusitania, a British ocean liner famous for its luxurious accommodations and speed capability The Lusitania was primarily used to ferry people and goods across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Great Britain. RMS Lusitania sinking Incredible new undersea images These fascinating images show the RMS Lusitania, which became a watery grave for nearly , innocents when it was torpedoed by a German sub in

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    About “ColinSimpson

    • ColinSimpson

      Colin Simpson was a special correspondent and member of the Insight Team at the London Sunday Times during the 1960 s and 1970 s He was a war correspondent for them in the Six Day War in Israel in 1967, won awards for the Horse Meat scandal, and also specialised in antique and art forgery He broke the Tate Bricks controversy which was recently made into documentary for the BBC and shortlisted for a Greirson Award He was born 1931 and died on 31 October, 2017

    279 thoughts on “Lusitania

    • This book provides a fair amount of background of the Lusitania - its construction and history prior to World War I, and how it was modified after the outbreak of the war to be an auxiliary cruiser. The author describes how ships were furtively transporting carrying arms and other essential supplies to Britain and France - with our officials in port of New York turning a blind eye. The author also gives a good account of the diplomatic maneuvering going on between Washington, the Allies and the [...]

    • I am astonished that this book is still being read and believed. It is so full of wild theories and inaccuracies. Simpson attempts to prove that the Lusitania was (a) an armed merchant cruiser, which she wasn't (b) was carrying a substantial illegal cargo of High Explosive; which she wasn't; and, was deliberately lured into the path of known U-Boats by the British Admiralty; which she wasn't. He produces no evidence for any of this and has refused to answer questions posed by other authors and r [...]

    • This book was mostly about the politics involved in the treatment of the Lusitania - Admiralty specs on her building and outfitting, the response of the Admiraltiy to U-boat activity in the area through which the ship would pass. There were very few pages devoted to the sinking itself. The author concluded that the ship sank because she was unstable, improperly designed, badly staffed, and carrying munitions and that the Admiralty was to blame for creating a situation in which a rapid sinking co [...]

    • A well-researched and provocative account of the sinking, and the implications. One torpedo, but two explosions, over 1,100 civilian dead, and a lot of mealy-mouthed explanations by the UK and the US as to the cargo and the wartime role of that ship. Well worth reading as we go toward the centennial of that war and this shocking event.

    • It's fascinating to read a history that has no aspirations to objectivity. Simpson pursued his objective - to prove the ship was carrying arms - with a ferocity and tunnel vision that minimized the human suffering of the event. Also, it was overwhelmingly dry. He could put you to sleep while calling a horse race.

    • This book was absolutely spectacular!! The author covered everything in amazing detail; a very thourough and interesting look into the mysterious sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, two years before the U.S. entered WWI. I would defintely recommend this to anyone interested in history!!

    • I liked all the information, but I felt it difficult to read. I don't know if it was because of the English author, and words were different than American's are use to, or if it could have just been organized differently. Overall-good book though.

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