Название: The Lusitania Sinking: Eyewitness Accounts from Survivors Автор: Anthony Richards Издательство: Dundurn ISBN: 1459743482 Год: 2019 Формат: EPUB Страниц: 224 Для сайта:Книгмир Размер: 9,6 МБ Язык: Английский
The sinking of the passenger liner Lusitania was a maritime disaster that may have changed the course of history by making American involvement in World War I almost inevitable. This part of the story has been told before but here, for the first time, The Lusitania Sinking has a far more personal tale to tell, of a family looking for information on their son's death. On 1 May 1915 Preston Prichard, a 29-year-old student, embarked as a second-class passenger on the Lusitania, bound from New York for Liverpool. Just after 2 p.m. on 7 May, a single torpedo, fired by the German submarine U-20, caused a massive explosion in the Lusitania's hold, and the ship began sinking rapidly. Within 20 minutes she disappeared and 1,198 men, women and children, including Preston, died.