by Dr. Robert Ballard
Avenge the Lusitania! was the slogan emblazoned on British recruiting posters during the second year of the Great War and the sinking turned world opinion against Germany and the deaths of 123 American passengers was a turning point that eventually brought the United States into World War One.
controversy has surrounded the Lusitania from the moment the first torpedo was fired. Why did she sink so quickly? Was there a second explosion? Had the liner been carrying munitions for Britain?
In August 1993, Dr Robert Ballard led an expedition to the wreck in search of answers. The high quality underwater images can now shed light on that mystery. Ballard’s conclusions provide a fascinating account of what happened in May of 1915, along with Ken Marschall’s illustrations taken first hand accompanying Ballard’s expedition and who captured the lost liner in all her shattered poignancy.
228 pages with underwater color photographs and original paintings by Ken Marschall. Hardback.