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Punch cartoon on the sinking of the Lusitania, 1915. A German submarine torpedoed the Lusitania off the Irish coast on 7 May 1915. Although unarmed, she was carrying munitions. 1,198 people lost their lives, of whom 128 were US citizens. This satirical illustration, titled 'Wilful Murder', shows the depth of anti-German feeling two weeks after the tragedy. The German Kaiser proposes a toast 'To the Day...', '...of reckoning!', finishes Death, pointing to the gallows. From 'Punch', 19 May 1915.

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Punch cartoon on the sinking of the Lusitania, 1915. A German submarine torpedoed the Lusitania off the Irish coast on 7 May 1915. Although unarmed, she was carrying munitions. 1,198 people lost their lives, of whom 128 were US citizens. This satirical illustration, titled 'Wilful Murder', shows the depth of anti-German feeling two weeks after the tragedy. The German Kaiser proposes a toast 'To the Day...', '...of reckoning!', finishes Death, pointing to the gallows. From 'Punch', 19 May 1915.