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The Lusitania, Woodrow Wilson, and the Deceptions that Dragged America into World War I

The Lusitania, Woodrow Wilson, and the Deceptions that Dragged America into World War I

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Thursday, May 7, is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania. Americans were told that Lusitania was a passenger ship full of innocent victims of German atrocity. But the Lusitania was carrying weapons of war from the then-neutral United States to Great Britain. The Germans knew it, and took out ads in the US newspapers warning passengers not to sail on Lusitania!

Lusitania was sent across the Atlantic without escorts and directed to sail into an area where German U-Boats were known to be operating, where she was spotted and sunk by the U-20. The United States and Britain denied that Lusitania carried war materials, and the story of the Germans sinking a helpless passenger ship turned public opinion against Germany and allowed the United States government to convince the American people to enter WW1 against Germany.



War munitions recovered from the wreck of the Lusitania

In 2008, divers finally entered the hold of Lusitania, and proved once and for all that she had been smuggling military munitions to England. Germany had been legally in the right to sink her.

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