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100 YEARS AGO.

THE sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania occurred on May 7, 1915 during the First World War.

The ship was identified and torpedoed by a German U-boat. It sank in just 18 minutes.

The vessel went down 11 miles (18 km) off the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland, killing 1,198 and leaving 761 survivors.

The sinking turned public opinion in many countries against Germany, with arguments raging over whether the liner was a legitimate militray target. It lead to the American entry into World War One.

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