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Lusitania was an ancient Roman province which was part of Hispania Tarraconensis. It includes much of modern Portugal and a portion of western Spain. The people who inhabited Lusitania were known as the 'Lusitani' or, as they are often referred to by modern historians, the 'Lusitans'. They, like many non-Roman peoples, were described as 'barbaric' and 'savage' by Roman authors. However, we now understand that this was far from true based on the discovery of countless pieces of intricate Lusitan artwork including statues and weaponry. Many people from modern Portugal and even western Spain view the Lusitans as their ancestors. Viriato, a Lusitan leader and war-hero, is a national hero in Portugal. There is a commemorative statue of him in Viseu, Portugal.
Last summer my family and I traveled to Portugal - modern day Lusitania.
(1907-1915) A ship contemporary with the Titanic. One of the biggest and fastest ocean liners of her time, this four-funneled luxury liner was carrying a secret cargo of military supplies for the British in WWI; Germany, blockaded by the British, newly-equipped with U-boats (which Churchill ordered rammed on site), and aware of this smuggling on the part of the British, warned that any British or American ship thought to be carrying war supplies would be liable to attack, regardless of the safety of passengers or crew. The 1259 passengers and 701 crew who boarded the Lusitania on May 1, 1915, paid little attention, largely unaware of the contraband bullets and shrapnel that the ship carried. On May 7, as lunchtime ended within sight of Ireland's south coast, the Lusitania was hit by a torpedo from a German u-boat, followed by a much bigger secondary explosion (likely a steam-pipe explosion). Listing sharply toward the wound in her starboard side, she sank in only 18 minutes, taking 1195 men, women, and children with her. 123 of the 159 Americans on board were killed, plus 94 of the 129 children on board (including 35 of 39 infants), indirectly goading the United States to enter the war on Britain's side.
The passengers of the Lusitania naively refused to believe that a submarine would attack a passenger ship, let alone one as fast as the Lusitania. May 7, just 11.5 miles from the Irish coast, a torpedo rocked the ship. Listing sharply to starboard and continuing at full speed for two miles, she had lost control. Panic ensued as she plunged under the surface, head-first. Power was soon lost, trapping many below-decks and a number in the first-class elevators. The starboard lifeboats swung away from the ship, while the port boats swung inward; although the ship had 48 lifeboats, only six starboard boats would be safely lowered while many others tipped or were lowered on top of each other. The port boats had to slide down the hull, splintering as they snagged on rivets, while one broke loose and careened down the boat deck, crushing passengers who were not already injured on the sloping decks. The maimed littered the deck and a sea that was choked with floating debris. While parents tried to find their children in the frenzy, children squealed for their parents. Many put on their life-jackets upside-down and backwards in the panic. In less than twenty minutes, the Lusitania was gone, taking the trapped to the bottom and leaving several hundred more at the surface to die of hypothermia. The Lusitania casualties were tiny compared to the soldiers who died daily at the front, but they got an immediate reaction; not even civilians were safe.
A ship based off the Titanic that sunk by a german torpedo in world war one era.
the lusitania sunk within 20 minutes
Songs about Lusitania:
Lusitania by Andrew Bird from the Album Break It Yourself
Lusitania by Andrew Bird from the Album Break It Yourself / Hands of Glory (Deluxe)
Chorai Lusitania! (Epilogus/Incantatam maresia) by Moonspell from the Album Under Satanae
Chorai Lusitania! (Epilogus/Incantatam Maresia) (Re-Recorded) by Moonspell from the Album Under Satanae
Ghosts of Lusitania by Anthony Delallo from the Album An Irish Journey
Hunting The Lusitania by Michael Whalen from the Album Lost Liners - Empresses of the Atlantic
Lusitania by The Greater Curse from the Album World War One (Parts 1 & 2)
Books about Lusitania:
The Lusitania by Colin Simpson (1972)
Lusitania by David Butler (Feb 1985)
Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy by Diana Preston (May 6, 2003)
Lusitania and Mauritania: Cunard's Speed Queens by Janette McCutcheon (Oct 19, 2014)
The Sinking of the Lusitania: The Most Controversial Submarine Attack of World War I by Charles River Editors (Sep 17, 2014)
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson (Mar 10, 2015)
Lusitania: Saga and Myth by David Ramsay (May 17, 2002)
Movies about Lusitania:
National Geographic: Last Voyage of the Lusitania 2005 NR - Runtime: 1 hr Starring: Martin Sheen Directed by: Peter Schnall
Ocean Liners, Troopshps, Titanic, Lusitania, Queen Mary, Manhattan & Normandie old films DVD 2010 - Starring: Lustitania Directed by: Misc
Winsor McCay - The Master Edition 1911 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 45 mins Starring: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, et al. Directed by: Winsor McCay and J. Stuart Blackton
Dark Secrets of the Lusitania 2012 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins
Sinking of the Lusitania 2008 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 25 mins Starring: Kenneth Cranham, Michael Feast, et al. Directed by: Christopher Spencer
National Geographic Video: Last Voyage of the Lusitania 1997 NR - Runtime: 1 hr
The Attack on the Lusitania. A Documentary DVD -
Wiki information Lusitania:
RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner, holder of the Blue Riband and briefly the world's biggest ship. She was launched by the Cunard Line in 1906, at a time of fierce competition for the North Atlantic trade. In 1915 she was torpedoed and sunk by...
Lusitania or Hispania Lusitania was an ancient Iberian Roman province including approximately all of modern Portugal south of the Douro river and part of modern Spain. It was named after the Lusitani or Lusitanian people. Its capital was Emerita...