Lusitania Sinking Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania by the zeppelin’s undersea cousin, the German U-boat, on May 7, 1915.

In honor of the anniversary here is an article I wrote about the historical background of the Anglo-German maritime rivalry in the years before WWI:

“Public Symbols and Private Enterprise: Transatlantic Ocean Liners, 1897-1914”

Public Symbols and Private Enterprise:  Transatlantic Ocean Liners, 1897-1914

The expert on RMS Lusitania is my good friend Eric Sauder, who has written a great book about the ship: RMS Lusitania: The Ship & Her Record

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