"It had been less than eighteen minutes since the torpedo had struck. Only six lifeboats had been successfully launched."

The incidents in the chapter on the Lusitania are all based on those of real survivors. Unbelievably, many of them were in the frigid waters of the Irish Sea for well over 2 hours before being rescued. Some victims were actually thought to be dead, but were able to be revived.

 Here’s a short, well done docudrama about the Lusitania’s last voyage.