On May 7th 1915, the British trans-Atlantic liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German submarine. The Germans justified the action by claiming that the ship was transporting concealed weapons. The Americans denied this, and used the disaster to help shift public opinion against Germany, and therefore justify their eventual declaration of war.

A film by Mélanie Dalsace
From an original idea by Anne Labro
Historical advisor: Fabrice d'Almeida


Producer: CPB Films
French broadcasters: RMC Découverte / HISTOIRE
International Sales : CPB INTERNATIONAL