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