100 Years Of The Lusitania
The Lusitania was one of the greatest British liners that was ever built. Huge, super-fast and filled with luxury, the passenger liner sank when a German torpedo struck it from a U-Boat, whilst it was travelling on the Irish Sea.
The ship was travelling on seas that were marked as war territory, and filled with U-Boats everywhere. There was no protection present from the Royal Navy but the ship decided to steer itself in that dangerous territory.
Only six days onwards from New York, and towards Liverpool, the 1,300 passengers and a crew of around 700, did not survive the tragic episode – the ship sank within 18 minutes.