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Lusitania Day
Lusitania Day

Lusitania Day 1916


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Lusitania Day 1916

United Kingdom

Feelings ran high as 'Lusitania Day' marked the first anniversary of the tragic sinking of famous liner. The highlight of the day was a mass London procession from Embankment to Hyde Park. "Hang All Pro-German Peacemongers" reads one banner, revealing the fury still felt in the wake of what is described in this Topical Budget newsreel as "Germany’s Greatest Crime of Piracy".

The RMS Lusitania fell victim to a U-boat torpedo on 7 May 1915. It was the greatest maritime tragedy of the early part of the war and outraged public opinion. A year later, the grief and anger remained strong, fuelled by lobby organisations such as the British Empire Union.




The Sinking of RMS Lusitania




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