The First World War – the Lusitania tragedy

The First World War – the Lusitania tragedy

 

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The sinking of the Cunard liner, RMS Lusitania, by a German submarine off the Old Head of Kinsale on the 7th May 1915 was a terrible maritime tragedy and a highly significant event in the First World War since it was instrumental in bringing the United States into the war on the side of the United Kingdom. The centenary of the tragedy was marked by the Post Office earlier this year through the issue of a commemorative stamp. With Armistice Day this month our image this month is of a recruitment poster from our collection that made use of the tragedy for propaganda purposes.

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