British WWI recruitment poster reminds citizens about the torpedoed steamship 'Lusitania' by German U-boat on 7 May 1915.
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RECRUITMENT POSTER, 1915. - British Recruitment Poster From World War I, Reminding Citizens Of The Sinking Of The Cunard Steamship 'Lusitania' By German Submarine On 7 May 1915.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 10 Nov 2011
Lusitania: Germans Provoke US
When the German submarine (U-boat) U-20 torpedoed the British ocean liner Lusitania carrying 1,962 passengers on May 7, 1915, the act would ultimately trigger the United States' entry into WWI.
Until that time, the United States had chosen to remain neutral. However, between the continued German submarine warfare and the British interception of theZimmerman Telegram in January 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked the United States Congress for permission to engage in war.
Complying, Congress officially declared war on Germany and its allies on April 6, 1917.
Remember the Lusitania!
by Diana Preston
(available in Phoenix Center Library)
Last Voyage of the Lusitania [videorecording]
produced by Peter Schnall
DVD 910.4 LAS
World War 1, U-Boats, Caricature 1914
German U-Boats 'The Man on the Sea', Caricature by E. Kuntze, 2nd October 1914.
World War 1, U-Boats, Caricature 1914. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 14 Nov 2011.
Contains essays that examine twelve elements of World War I, discussing events leading up to the conflict, the start of the war, the first years on the Western front, the expansion of the war, war at sea, the home front, and other topics; and includes photographs, maps, a time line, and research and activities ideas.