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Sinking of the Lusitania: Terror at Sea (2007)

Lusitania: Murder on the Atlantic (original title)
The story of the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 after she was torpedoed off the Irish coast. The story is told from the perspective of Prof... See full synopsis »

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The character of actress Dorothy Taylor (played by Karen Haake) is probably more a nod to Dorothy Gibson, a film actress who famously survived the Titanic disaster. There was a film actress about the Lusitania, French-born Rita Jolivet, who (like Gibson) was later persuaded to appear in a film depicting the sea disaster that she had survived. See more »

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The lookout proclaims that the torpedo is closing on the starboard bow (the Lusitania was hit on the starboard side). However, when Professor Holbourn and others go to see it coming, the smokestack is tilted as though they are looking for the torpedo on the port side. See more »

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Captain Turner: They're not interested in the truth.
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Adrian Topol's character name is pronounced Voegele in the German dialogue and is spelled this way in the accompanying English subtitles. However in the credits it is spelled Vogele. Correct German spelling uses either "ö" (o with an umlaut) or else "oe". See more »

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A really good docu-drama especially for the discovery channel
17 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

People always talk about Titanic this Titanic that, it was an accident waiting to happen. People died yes on that ship where it could have been averted. The Lusitania however, was the beginning and the end for the Germans and eventually lose World War One. The sinking of the ship was a barbaric act and no doubt a sad ending for those who died. Unlike the Titanic where there wasn't enough lifeboats, Lusitania had all the safety feature that was built into after Titanic like double hull and more then enough lifeboat for the passenger, but wasn't build to stop a torpedo.

The movie itself was really good. I'm surprise that guy from Mummy was in the movie and instead of being a comic relief, gave a very serious acting in the movie where he was a victim on the ship. The other people in the movie also showed the same and for a quality we expected in a docu-drama movie, the movie more the met my expectation. The sinking was very well done and was more sad then Titanic. Thank goodness there is none of this Jack and Rose crap in it.

Otherwise, a very well made movie and one that should be a reminder about how Lusitania became a pawn in the World War.


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