DO read about SINKING OF THE LUSITANIA: TERROR AT SEA
(aka LUSITANIA - MURDER ON THE ATLANTIC)
|Production Company:||Darlow Smithson Productions (UK) for BBC1, Discovery US, Channel 4 International & NDR (Germany)|
|SA Production Company:||DO Productions|
|With:||Ken Cranham, John Hannah, Graham Hopkins, Maddy Garroud, Michael Feast|
|Producers:||John Insanally, Marlow de Mardt, Brigid Olën|
In May 1915, the British passenger ship RMS Lusitania was fired upon by a German submarine off the Irish coast, resulting on the loss of life of nearly 1200 passengers, including 128 Americans. The public outrage that followed galvanized American opinion against Germany's policy of unrestricted submarine warfare and played a role in the entry of the US into World War I. However, this absorbing factual drama shows how the British were active participants in the events that occurred.