Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Sinking of the Lusitania - 1918

Country: USA
Language: English
Director: Winsor McCay
Writer: Winsor McCay
Release Date: 20 July 1918 (USA)
Production Co: Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Ship | Lusitania | Torpedo | U Boat | Sinking | Propaganda | Ocean Liner | Tragedy | Statue Of Liberty | Ship Wreck
Genres: Animation | Short
An animated depiction of the sinking of the Lusitania: In May 1915, the liner leaves the United States, headed for Liverpool with over 2000 passengers on board. As the ship nears its destination, she is struck and severely damaged by a torpedo from a German U-boat. Even as frantic efforts to evacuate the ship are underway, another torpedo strikes the ship, leading quickly to disaster.

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