Partridge: Take Up the Sword of Justice


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Bernard Partridge: Take Up the Sword of Justice 1915.  Despite a published German warning that “travelers sailing in the war zone on ships of Great Britain…do so at their own risk” the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 caused outrage around the world. No single event did more to mobilize American public opin­ion against Germany than the sinking of this ocean liner which caused the deaths of 1200 civilians. Enraged red-cloaked figure of Britannia storms the heavens as Lusitania and her victims sink into darkened sea. 30×20 conservation backed,


Joseph Darracott & Belinda Loftus First World War Posters pages 61 & 71, Martin Hardie & Arthur Sabin World War I Posers, page 2.