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World War I / Fateful Voyage / Lusitania #789303

CNN Evening News for Friday, May 06, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New York: Beth Nissen) The fateful voyage of the Lusitania that was sunk 90 years ago {May 7, 1915} during World War I by a German U-boat featured; photos & drawings of the ship before & during its first voyage & of the thousand caskets for those who died shown. ["Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy" author Diana PRESTON†- talks about the voyage, what happened on the ship after the torpedoing that sunk it in 18 minutes & the dead bodies at sea; indicates this sinking started a no-holds bar approach to warfare.] How the sinking of the Lusitania changed the course of World War I & war itself noted; memorable photos shown from several wars.

Brown, Aaron;
Nissen, Beth

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