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Friday 22 November 2019

Lusitania 100: Voyage that Ended in Tragedy and Changed the World

Exclusive supplement, only with this Saturday's Irish Independent

circa 1910: British liner the 'Lusitania', which was sunk off Kinsale on the Irish coast by a German U-boat in 1915. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
circa 1910: British liner the 'Lusitania', which was sunk off Kinsale on the Irish coast by a German U-boat in 1915. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

It was May 7th, 1915.  The U-Boat took aim.  The torpedo fired.  And the Lusitania sank.  Almost 1,200 people lost their lives, dozens of whom were Irish.

Inside tomorrow's Irish Independent, we publish a specially-commissioned magazine - Lusitania 100, commemorating one hundred years since this tragic attack.  Revealing fascinating stories from the historic event and examining some questions that remain unanswered, a century later.

Saturday begins with the Irish Independent.  Before you make up your mind, open it.

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