Author(s): member the Lusitania! By Preston, Diana
Three years after the tragic sinking of the Titanic, every other luxurious liner went to a watery grave underneath the icy depths of the North Atlantic. The sinking of the Lusitania, torpedoed through a German U-boat in a sneak assault off the coast of Ireland, used to be some of the pivotal and universally condemned acts of World War I.Diana Preston chronicles the shipboard stories of 3 youngsters who have been on that fateful voyage. Eleven-year-old Frank Hook, a third-class passenger, used to be transferring to England along with his father and older sister. Twelve-year-old Avis Dolphin, a second-class passenger, used to be being despatched to an English boarding college with a chaperone. And five-month-old Audrey Pearl used to be touring in sumptuous top quality along with her folks, 3 siblings, and two nannies.From other walks of lifestyles and sundry cases, those 3 youngsters shared a commonplace bond-they all survived some of the disastrous shipwrecks in historical past. Their tales, taken from firsthand accounts, private interviews, and historic paperwork, supply a riveting have a look at some of the tragic and important occasions of World War I.