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THE SINKING OF THE "LUSITANIA"
Genre:Animated film / Documentary film
Description:"The Sinking of the Lusitania is an animated short film by American artist Winsor McCay. It features a 12-minute explanation of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania after it was struck by two torpedoes (now known to be struck by only one torpedo) fired from a German U-boat. The film is one of many animated silent films published to create anti-German sentiment during World War I. McCay illustrated some 25,000 drawings for the production. The film is stylized as a documentary, informing viewers on details from the actual event, including a moment by moment recap, casualty list, and a list of prominent figures who got killed.
Keywords:EFG1914 / World War I / Submarine warfare / Germany / World War, 1914-1918 -- United States / World War, 1914-1918 -- Propaganda / Première Guerre mondiale / Eerste Wereldoorlog / animation / animatie / guerre de sous-marin / duikbootoorlog / destroyers / torpedobootjagers / victimes / slachtoffers / Lusitania, RMS / Lusitania, RMS / 1915 / 1915