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The Sinking of the Lusitania – 7 May 1915

Historical newspaper reports on the sinking of the Lusitania

On 7 May 1915, the Lusitania was hit by torpedoes fired by the German U-boat U-20, and sank in 20 minutes with the loss of 1,198 lives.

To mark the day, here are some newspaper reports about the tragedy.

Surrey Mirror – Tuesday 11 May 1915

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000335/19150511/024/0003

Surrey Mirror – Tuesday 11 May 1915

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000335/19150511/024/0003

Surrey Mirror – Tuesday 11 May 1915

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000335/19150511/024/0003

Surrey Mirror – Tuesday 11 May 1915

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000335/19150511/024/0003

Newcastle Journal – Saturday 08 May 1915

Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000569/19150508/046/0007

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