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Summary: Inflammatory propaganda film commemorating the sinking of RMS Lusitania by the Germans on 7th May 1915.
Description: The film shows sailors carrying stretchers with survivors from the sinking through the streets of an Irish village. The formal funeral of those who drowned in the sinking, also in Ireland. A close-up of the 'Lusitania medal' produced in Germany. The film emphasises that the ship was unarmed and sunk without warning.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: medical, British naval - movement (object name)
casualties, British graves - formal (object name)
propaganda, British - inflammatory (object name)
arts, German - fine arts: medallions (object name)
12/3(261).03 [1915 Lusitania] (event)
GB, Ireland (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 112 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Technical: this film is held on one reel with IWM 655b, IWM 655c and IWM 655d, the can is marked as IWM 655
Remarks: an interesting demonstration (if the estimated date is correct) of the long life of the Lusitania sinking and the medallion sequel to it as propaganda stories