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Last Voyage of the Lusitania

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Title: Last Voyage of the Lusitania

 

Director: Peter Schnall

 

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Video : Distributed by Warner Home Video.

 

Year of release: 2003

 

Running time: 60 minutes

 

Call Number: AV English 940.4514 LAS

 

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the British liner R.M.S Lusitania. The passenger ship was sunk by a German submarine on 7 May 1915, resulting in the loss of 1198 civilian lives. The tragedy has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories ever since, and it is widely believed that the Lusitania carried in her cargo secret explosives meant for military use.

 

Uncover the secrets behind this maritime mystery in this National Geographic documentary, led by explorer Dr Robert Ballard, the man who discovered the Titanic. The video explores the wreck for clues to help answer lingering questions, and reveals footage of the Lusitania in her final resting place. Be prepared to be moved by stories and recollections of the survivors, many of them young children when they boarded the doomed liner.    

 

The above review is contributed by Shirley Lim, Librarian, National Library Board (NLB).


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