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inking of the Lusitania. Engraving by Norman Wilkinson, The Illustrated London News, May 15, 1915. P. 631. It was decades before people knew that the Lusitania also carried munitions and that the secondary explosion, which sunk her so quickly, was due to her war cargo.

Sinking of the Lusitania. Engraving by Norman Wilkinson, The Illustrated London News, May 15, 1915. P. 631. Many years passed before the government admitted that the Lusitania’s hold was filled with munitions bound for the war.

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