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    Footage of some of the survivors of the the Ocean liner the 'Lusitania'.

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    Disasters. World War One.

    Scenes from the aftermath of the sinking of the Cunard Ocean Liner Lusitania by a German submarine; in may 1915. The ship was off the coast of Ireland; headed for Liverpool. 1000 + Passengers; including 128 neutral Americans; were killed. Not certain of locations of this film. Opens w/ survivors; etc. Walking in street: naval officer & young man w/ cane walk arm in arm. Two Seamen; photographers / journalists carrying cameras. C/U woman in fur coat talks w/young man; army men in bg. Next; crowd mostly working-class men walking up street toward cam; 3 men w. linked arms; 1 has blanket. Man carrying package stands staring at camera.

    Newsboy passes on rt. Holding out newspapers & carrying sign Lusitania horror; 1500 dead etc. (Just a brief glimpse; but definitely legible). C/U seaman in Cunard cap; other men. More crowds walk toward cam; most working-class; several women crying; men look shocked. Then funeral ceremony at graveside. Group of priests; ministers; altar boys; a church official reads from bible. Scene at docks - several small rowboats below; people on stone wall. MS pan rt. Men stand in the lifeboats; hold up life preservers. Crowd outside big stone building; white strips in windows poss. List of casualties ? slow pan rt; on large crowd filling street.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:18:00 / 01:09:11:00
    ON 193 F

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