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The Sinking of the 'Lusitania' ()


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An animated dramatization of the notorious World War I German torpedoing of the ocean liner, Lusitania.

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Winsor McCay

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Winsor McCay ... (writer)

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Winsor McCay ... producer

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John D. Tippett ... production director

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John A. Fitzsimmons ... assistant animator
Winsor McCay ... animator

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Plot Summary

An animated depiction of the sinking of the Lusitania: In May 1915, the liner leaves the United States, headed for Liverpool with over 2000 passengers on board. As the ship nears its destination, she is struck and severely damaged by a torpedo from a German U-boat. Even as frantic efforts to evacuate the ship are underway, another torpedo strikes the ship, leading quickly to disaster. Written by Snow Leopard

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Also Known As
  • The Sinking of the 'Lusitania', an amazing moving pen picture by Winsor McCay. (United States)
  • El hundimiento del Lusitania (Spain)
  • A Lusitania elpusztulása (Hungary)
  • ルシタニア号の沈没 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Гибель Лузитании (Russia)
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  • 12 min
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Trivia The event depicted in this film occurred on Friday 7 May 1915. See more »
Goofs The German submarine fired only one torpedo, not two. The second explosion originated from within the ship near where the torpedo hit. The cause still remains uncertain. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Los comienzos de la animación (1995). See more »

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