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Wilful Murder: The Sinking of the 'Lusitania' by Diana Preston

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An investigation of that other great ocean-liner tragedy: the sinking of the Lusitania. On May 7th, 1915, a passenger ship crossing the Atlantic sank with the loss of 1200 lives. On board were some world-famous figures, including multimillionaire Alfred Vanderbilt. But this wasn't the Titanic and there was no iceberg. The liner was the Lusitania and it was torpedoed by a German U-boat. Using first-hand accounts of the tragedy, the author brings the characters to life, recreating the splendour of the liner as it set sail, and the horror of its final moments. Using British, American and German research material, the book answers many of the outstanding and controversial questions surrounding the Lusitania: why didn't Cunard listen to warnings that the ship would be a target of the Germans? Was the Lusitania sacrificed to bring the Americans into the War? What was really in the Lusitania's hold? Had Cunard's offices been infiltrated by German agents? And did the Kaiser's decision to cease unrestricted U-boat warfare -- in response to international outrage -- effectively change the outcome of WW1? This 2003 Black Swan Paperback is in Fair condition.

ISBN: 9780552998864 SKU: 1186244 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.