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Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2016
The book misses the real cause of WW1 which was banker machinations behind the scenes (as was WW2) -- the Lusitania tragedy was just a small cork on a very rough sea of international financiers string-pulling and their eventual conquest of the world which is today more or less complete. But there was no way I would give less than 5 stars for such a splendid, albeit horrifying, account of Churchill's sacrificial lamb known as the Lusitania being abandoned by the British navy -- not one destroyer or cruiser anywhere in the same home waters that had seen several vessels sunk the same week. The captain wasn't at fault -- British covert operations to draw the US into the war was. What's a thousand lives in the grand scheme of things?
Yes I know the cover story -- the British didn't want the Germans to find out they knew so much secret stuff in room 40 -- yeah right. Everybody knew where the ship was -- how could they not? Everybody knew that the Germans had made their threats public in the New York papers. Everybody knew about the previous ships being lost in the area. A ten-year old could have figured out the situation.
The Germans were not to blame for WW1 -- they were merely reacting to international banker's covert attacks on themselves - but it's their defensive reaction characterized as proactive atrocity that gets the spotlight. Erik doesn't blame the Germans too much and the rest of his book is first class like the best suites on the doomed liner.
5 stars -- no other choice
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