Dead Wake - Part II: Pages 186 - 217 Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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The Cunard Daily Bulletin kept passengers updated on war news but only in generalities. It did not give the details of the miserable battle fought in the trenches in France in the Dardanelles. It was almost certain death for soldiers to step out of the trenches but they were also attacked in the trenches. The wounded had to wait for hours for help. There was a vicious assault by the Turks on land and off shore at Helles. With the hell that was raging in Europe, everything was books, cigars and fine foods on the Lusitania.

On May 5, Cunard provided the customs office with a complete manifest of the Lusitania’s cargo. There was a variety of personal and priceless items on the list. Paintings worth $4 million were on board that would be valued at $92 million in modern times. There were...

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