While many British passenger vessels were conscripted into military action against Germany during World War One, the RMS Lusitania kept making her normal route between Liverpool and New York City. On May 7, 1915, the vessel was struck by torpedoes from a German submarine. The result of the action was 1,198 noncombatants killed and the hastening of the United States toward war.
This audiobook portrait of the disaster moves beyond pure historicity and gives the listener’s imagination a real prod. Great British actors, including John Ringham, act out plausible scenarios - complete with sound effects - that help the listener imagine the event from all sides, including the German. At just under an hour, this audiobook will transport you to 1915.
© and (P)1975 Ivan and Inge Berg
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