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A lucky escape - RMS Lusitania

Discussion in 'World war one' started by Pretorian, Jun 7, 2015.


  1. Pretorian United Kingdom

    Pretorian Mi Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    This is Camisole worn by Mrs Margaret Gwyer, a survivor of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed by the U20 on 7 May 1915. Mrs Gwyer fell into the water from a lifeboat and was sucked into one of the sinking ship's funnels. However, the explosion of one of the ship's boilers blew her back to the surface, where she was picked up and later reunited with her husband. She kept the oil-stained camisole as a reminder of her ordeal.

    An amazing story

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    camisole, RMS Lusitania relic. © IWM (UNI 11978)IWM Non Commercial Licence

    Some Lusitania related pics

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    FIRST WORLD WAR PROPAGANDA POSTERS. © IWM (Q 107426)IWM Non Commercial Licence
    A poster, featuring the words 'Remember the Lusitania!', which uses the sinking of the LUSITANIA to encourage men to 'Enlist To-day'. The poster consists solely of text, without any kind of image. On the left hand side are several paragraphs explaining the tragedy of the loss of the LUSITANIA, focusing on the story of a woman whose three children were killed. The right hand side of the poster explains how the news of the sinking was 'joyously' received by German people.

    Propaganda

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    Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania. © IWM (Art.IWM PST 13654)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE ANTI-GERMAN ATTITUDE IN GREAT BRITAIN DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR. © IWM (HU 52451)IWM Non Commercial Licence

    Crowd of rioters breaking the windows of a German-owned shop in East London, following the sinking of the liner LUSITANIA on 7 May 1915.
     
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  2. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Nice post ;)
    Mrs Margaret Gwyer was a very lucky woman!.

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    The Captain of the Lusitania
    William T. Turner

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    One of Lusitania's propellers at the Albert Dock, Liverpool (see next pic for detail)
     
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