100 Years Of The Lusitania
To make matters worse, people in Great Britain were facing no such shortages in food or fuel. They were comfortably living their life, feeding from national resources of homegrown potatoes and butter. Britain actually had a prosperous business connection, with the United States that it also profited from, which included importing a humongous amount of cargo. So this disobeying of commands gave the Germans the perfect opportunity to strike at the heart of Britain’s power: food, fuel supplies and marine resources, comprising something as big as the Lusitania.