7 mei 1915: schip Lusitania getorpedeerd; Pearson, Amerikaans associé van Loewenstein, komt om

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7 May 1915

'Lusitania' is sunk by a German submarine

The British passenger liner 'Lusitania' was torpedoed by a German submarine and sank with the loss of 1,200 lives. Of those, 124 were American civilians, but despite strong pressure US President Woodrow Wilson declared that the United States was 'too proud to fight'. The sinking aroused widespread anti-German feeling in Britain. (20061208)

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