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Book (Did these stories really happen?) shows the Lusitania brought the US into WW1 and was more important than the Titanic--BBC should make a Lusitania documentary


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Initial post: 29 Jan 2012 18:05:31 GMT
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Man of truth says:
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Posted on 4 Feb 2012 23:06:58 GMT
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gille liath says:
Probably people prefer not to be reminded, a) that the US had to be dragged into WW1, b) that the Germans torpedoed passenger liners. Unlike the Titanic, there's nothing tragic about the Lusitania - it was simply a war crime.

But - 'the US won WW1'? They told you that, did they?...

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2012 03:31:18 GMT
brisomboy says:
In 2007 there was a BBC docu-drama (co-produced with Germany) titled 'Lusitania: Murder on the Atlantic', it was very good and I highly recommend it to you if you are interested in the subject. It is available on DVD in Australia and the US, but not in the UK (except as an import). It is narrated by John Hannah who also stars in it. I have not got the DVD, but can remember seeing it on tv.

It is said that the sinking of the ship was the reason that the US finally entered the war. However my question is why is it when the Lusitania was sunk on 7th May 1915 did it take until April 1917 before the US entered the war?

And I'm with gille, what makes you think that the US won the war?

Posted on 8 Feb 2012 16:17:33 GMT
Typical US distortion of the truth and bragging ...just what we expect.

Posted on 19 Aug 2012 19:03:29 BDT
Man of truth says:
The Lusitania's bombing also saved many ships due to Germany agreeing to leave American ships in the Atlantic alone for two years after the Lus's bombing.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Mar 2013 18:22:39 GMT
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Posted on 23 Mar 2013 14:50:04 GMT
Man of truth says:
The Lusitania would make a great documentary!

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Mar 2013 20:58:11 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 23 Mar 2013 21:03:41 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Mar 2013 21:07:49 GMT
gille liath says:
"the presence of the american forces swung the war in the allies favour"

Even that's not really true. The Americans did not make a decisive contribution to winning on the battlefield - at most, the *threat* of larger American forces arriving in future was a factor in the Germans deciding to ask for an Armistice.

Of course, from their point of view, it was perfectly reasonable not to get involved (less so in WWII). But having chosen not to for so long, it's a little galling that they then try to take whatever credit there is for winning; and even more so that quite a few Brits apparently take their word for it.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2013 19:36:22 GMT
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Posted on 12 Apr 2013 23:13:24 BDT
the clincher for america entering the war was the telegram the germans sent to the mexicans urging them to invade the southern us in exchange for aid

Posted on 22 Apr 2013 21:42:14 BDT
Man of truth says:
Lusitania is far more important than the Titanic ever could be.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2013 15:50:55 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2013 14:17:34 BDT
Mr. J. King says:
the luisitania was in breach of international law because it was carrying ammunition from the usa to the uk. this, the germans knew, so why was it a war crime? the allies would have sunk the liner if the situation was reversed.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2013 19:20:58 BDT
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Posted on 4 May 2013 16:02:44 BDT
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Man of truth says:
Rod Serling (of the american Twilight Zone series) wrote a great fictional TZ epsiode about a man who goes back in time to stop the LUS from getting bombed. Plus, he does likewise for Hiroshima. Serling felt that the Lus was a simportant as Hiroshima. He did not feel quite that way about Titanic. Smart man about the Lus was Serling. He knew it was important.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2013 18:23:27 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 May 2013 18:28:46 BDT
Dorian Grey says:
I can't believe you are so ignorant and stupid! The Americans did not "win the war for the UK and France" so much for man of truth! The Americans just walked into the war to steal the glory because something happened to THEM. Just like in the Second World War; something, i.e. Pearl harbour, happened to them and they rushed in to claim it all. You obviously don't realise that the men of BOTH opposing factions in the Great War were subjected to the most appalling conditions and that it was only at the very end of the war that cretins in the us military decided to help with the utter bloodshed, and to be honest they didn't do a very good job! Britain made a contract tin the 1870's with Belgium that said that if the Belgian people were attacked we would help their cause, and so we did. We didn't walk in to apparently "save" the suffering countries; we went in because of the oppression of others! We don't claim to win the war, it was the Allies (or the Triple entente) that won and at a flamin' high cost too!!
The Americans make it sound like they were doing us Europeans a favour. That just proves how highly you think of your selves.

The Titanic is famous because of its status at the time and because it was the worst maritime disaster in a time of peace.

Oh and if you are not an American then you should get a decent education and find the facts for yourself as opposed to just hearing things of people who condone places like guantanamo bay!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2013 00:12:26 BDT
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Posted on 29 May 2013 01:20:16 BDT
Man of truth says:
Lusitania is deserving of the memory of others.

Posted on 30 May 2013 16:08:50 BDT
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Posted on 31 May 2013 15:24:22 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2013 11:03:04 BDT
Sophie says:
Man of truth isn't a monomaniac with with a single axe to grind. He keeps on about Benny Hill being better than Monty Python too.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2013 11:03:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jun 2013 11:16:18 BDT
Sophie says:
Man of truth, if you care so much, make the documentary yourself instead of whining.

Posted on 7 Jun 2013 21:21:11 BDT
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Posted on 14 Jun 2013 01:33:27 BDT
Man of truth says:
Great documentary the Lus would make.
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