The Last Voyage of the Lusitania
by A. A. and Mary Hoehling
The Quality Bookclub, c.1950s, b/w plates, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, flyleaf discoloration (front & back), back flyleaf has blue biro scribble and tear away to middle bottom, dustjacket has some edge and shelf wear, with small tears and creasing and has been reinforced with tape (see photographs)
'On May 7, 1915, the huge Atlantic liner, the Lusitania, sank within sight of the Irish Coast just eighteen minutes after being torpedoed by a German submarine. Never before in the history of warfare had an unarmed passenger ship been attacked without warning; a shocked world learnt of the loss of 1,198 lives, and the sinking of this ship was one of the factors which finally brought the United States into the war, for 124 Americans went down with her.
This gripping book chronicles the last days of the ship, following the lives of passengers and crew from before the time she left the pier at New York until the moment she heeled over and plunged to her grave in the Irish Sea.'