Lusitania: The Floating Palace
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Embarkation at New York.
The rich family’s nanny writes how like a palace is the ship.
…but what do those boxes being loaded on the ship contain?
Images of the folk that dwell in the sea...
…ignore them at your peril.
The Lusitania sets sail...
The rich family settle down to tea.
What a civilised way of travelling!
A 3rd class passenger in the 1st class area!
Later, the 1st class passengers dance to the Blue Danube...
Whilst there is more lively dancing in 3rd class.
A perfunctory lifeboat drill.
Land ahoy! Liverpool can be seen on the horizon.
A happy family moment...
…but a German submarine is at hand.
There is an enormous explosion as the torpedo hits.
The ship starts sinking fast.
The rich parents seek safety.
Their young daughter has a life jacket...
…but the rich parents do not survive.
Who was to blame: not the Germans, British or Americans...
…so it must have been the Captain’s fault. He is ostracised in Liverpool.
He attempts to clear his name at the enquiry.
Some years later, the young girl - now a young woman - writes to her old nanny to thank her for saving her life.