Lusitania: 18 Minutes that Changed the World

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War Documentary hosted by Nicholas Rowe, published by Channel 5 in 2015 - English narration

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Documentary bringing to life the horrific events when Cunard's flagship passenger liner, RMS Lusitania, was sunk by a torpedo from a German U-boat on 7 May 1915, as seen from the perspectives of the survivors and the German U-20 submarine captain who fired the fatal torpedo. On 7th May 1915 the passenger liner Lusitania was just off the coast of Ireland, nearing the end of its journey from New York to Liverpool, when it was torpedoed by a U-boat. The sinking was more dramatic than the Titanic - in just 18 minutes, the ship was gone. The 1,198 victims came from all over the world. Most of their bodies - men, women and children - washed up on the Irish coast. The political repercussions were massive. U-boat captain Walter Schwieger went from national hero to the most hated man in the world. France and Britain used the sinking, and the fact that 128 Americans died, to pull the US into the war. As a result, the Lusitania has always been told as a 'big American history story', and both the human detail and the international importance have been lost. Now, as a result of new research, we can tell the human story of that desperate 18 minutes for the first time. From the kitchens to the first class cabins, it is a story of heroism, sacrifice, luck and misfortune. Follow the final voyage of the massive ship, from her celebrated exit from New York's Pier 54 to her 18-minute plummet off the coast of Ireland. Through firsthand accounts, meet the men, women, and children who rode the "Greyhound of the Seas" into a war zone, and into history. Producer/Director: David Starkey; Produced by 360 Production Ltd for Channel 5 and Smithsonian Channel in Association with BBC Worldwide and RTE Television

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4
Video Bitrate: 3 762 Kbps
Video Resolution: 1920x1080
Display Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s CBR 48.0 kHz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 48 min 32 s
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 1.34 GB
Source: WEB-DL
Capper: DocFreak08

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