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Germany's Greatest Piracy: The Torpedoing of the "Lusitania"

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ALL THAT WAS MORTAL OF ONE OF THE AMERICAN CITIZENS LOST WITH THE “LUSITANIA”: BEARING THE BODY (COVERED WITH THE STARS AND STRIPES) AT QUEENSTOWN.

PICKED UP: CAPTAIN W. T. TURNER. IN QUEENSTOWN.

SAVED BY HIS LIFE-BELT: A RESCUED CRIPPLE

: 1 MBAS 3B WHC SOM F TE “LUSITAMIA°S” PASBMNGERS WI R SAVD: VE OF THE LINER’S nOATS

FOR VCTIMS OF GERMAIY’S GREATEST PIRACY: COFFIS FOR TH LOST, 0 nnnw.

minim· SODIBR DIGGDING GRAVS POR THE VICTIMS: I T iH OLD CUWRCHTA AT QUEmNOWN.

The hrst of the photoaphs on this page brings home in grim fashion that phase of the ” Lusitania” disaster which has aroused. wrath in the United States, whose Press, without important exception, declares that by sinking the unarmed liner, with nearly soo0 eiilias aboard, Germany has placed herself outside the pale of civiised nations. Whether the tragedy is ikely to lead the United States into war with Germany is doubtful, at the moment of writing, at all events—-Captain Turner, in command of the ” Luitania,” went down with the ship ; but was picked up after he had been three

hours in the water. He was taking the place, for the voyage; of Captain Dow, who was on leave. He started as a deck-boy, and rose to the command of a series of the world’s most famous liners.-The number of boats it was possible to launch belere the “Lusitania” sank is, at the moment of writing, uncertain; but it would appear that comparatively few could be launched, owing to the heavy list taken speedily by the ship. It would seem that the survivors number 764, and that 1142 were lost. The passengers aboard numbered 1255 ; and the crew, 65r.


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