Wilful Murder: The Sinking of the Lusitania (2020)

Wilful Murder The Sinking of the Lusitania The sinking of the Lusitania the compelling story behind the human tragedy On May a passenger ship crossing the Atlantic sank with the loss of lives On board were some world famous figure
  • Title: Wilful Murder: The Sinking of the Lusitania
  • Author: Diana Preston
  • ISBN: 9780552154611
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • The sinking of the Lusitania the compelling story behind the human tragedy.On May 7, 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.WThe sinking of the Lusitania the compelling story behind the human tragedy.On May 7, 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.Wilful Murder is the compelling story of the sinking of the Lusitania, placing the events both in their historical context, and their human dimension at its heart Using first hand accounts of the tragedy Diana Preston brings the tragedy to life, recreating the splendour of the liner as it set sail and the horror of its final moments Then, using British, American and German research material, she answers many of the controversial questions surrounding the incident why didn t Cunard listen to warnings that the ship would be a German target 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, finally, did the Kaiser s decision to restrict U boat warfare in response to international outrage over the sinking change the outcome of the First World War Highly readable, highly researched Wilful Murder casts dramatic new light on one of the world s most famous maritime disasters.
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    One Reply to “Wilful Murder: The Sinking of the Lusitania”

    1. Before I read this book I knew very little about the sinking of the Lusitania However, this excellent book certainly answers any questions I may have had I knew the basic facts that on May 7th 1915 the Lusitania was torpedoed by a German u boat in the Atlantic and over 1,200 people died I was, though, unsure of why a passenger ship was a target The author answers that question and why didn t Cunard heed the warnings that the ship was a target Was the ship armed Did international outrage change [...]

    2. The Lusitania disaster is so often overshadowed by the Titanic One wonders if James Cameron had of placed Jack and Rose on the Lusitania would people know of it This is a well written and well researched account of this disaster that saw such a terrible loss life so close the the end of the ships journey and helped convince the United Sates of America to join the war effort.

    3. Interesting book which tells the story of the illfated Lusitania, which was sunk after being torpedoed a 100 years ago.At the time the German government claimed that as it was carrying arms and troops it was a legitimate target.This book explains the politics as well as introducing the human element of the crew and passengers caught up in the tragedy.

    4. Wilful Murder The sinking of the LUSITANIA by Diana Preston is another gripping true story written by this wonderful writer of history The LUSITANIA was torpedoed on 7 5 1915, just after 2pm off the Southern coast of Ireland It took just 18 mins for the boat to sink About 2 3rds of crew and passengers 1200 perished The Ship was on a return leg from New York The LUSITANIA, with Captain William Turner in charge was controversially sunk by German submarine U20,under the leadership of Captain Walter [...]

    5. Unlike Simpson s books on the Lusitania this is an excellent, well researched book which, although written by an academic is nonetheless readable and compelling Preston does have the added advantage of writing in a time of web and internet technology but also writes in a way which gives the reader confidence in what they are being told There may, of course, still be unanswered questions about the Lusitania and may probably remain so as the wreck rapidly returns to the underwater elements and not [...]

    6. This puts the sinking into historical perspective by explaining the politics that shaped pre WWI Europe and the political maneuverings that followed After reading this book I am convinced I would rather have taken my chances on the Titanic.

    7. A great story With so much fame given to the horror of the Titanic this ship has been overlooked and is not nearly A s well known This book filled in all the missing info in my braind did it well I am very glad that i have read this book is now in my library.

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