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American Liner "Lusitania" Entering New York Harbour
American Liner "Lusitania" Entering New York Harbour

American Liner "Lusitania" Entering New York Harbour 1911

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American Liner "Lusitania" Entering New York Harbour 1911

1 mins United Kingdom

RMS Lusitania was one of the most luxurious liners of the age, and certainly the fastest plying the Atlantic (Liverpool - New York) route. Her capacity to attract celebrity passengers made her comings and goings extra newsworthy. This stunningly-photographed newsreel item captures her halfway through her all-too-short life: tragically, she would be sunk four years later by a German U-boat.

The title announcing that the "Lusitania has entered our port", suggests that this newsreel item was intended for a local American audience.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Collection

The Sinking of RMS Lusitania

Released

1911

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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