A History in Postcards
by Eric Sauder
Lusitania was an engineering marvel, at one time the largest, fastest and most opulent vessel in the world. When she was sunk by a German submarine on 7th May 1915, with the loss of about 1,200 lives, it sent shockwaves around the world.
The iconic passenger liner immediately became a weapon in the Allied propaganda war, helping to shift American public opinion against Germany and influencing the USA’s eventual entry into the First World War. Her many achievements and successes were largely forgotten.
This volume tells Lusitania’s story from construction to the aftermath of her sinking in remarkable contemporary postcards.
With the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania there have been a large number of books published on the subject.
This book does look at the ship from a different perspective by using old postcards, many of which have never been published before.
I would recommend the book to our readers.
Published by:The History Press The Mill Brimscombe Port Stroud Gloucestershire GL5 2QG www.thehistorypress.co.uk
Paperback: 170mm x 246mm, 128 pp illustrated