Overall coverage of this event from the American perspective was passionate and headstrong by some reporters. But others felt very different claiming “it was no fault of the German government” since it was clearly stated the waters were part of a war zone. A letter to the editor of The New York Times questioned the integrity of the news columns related to the Lusitania. The contents of the letter disputed many of the editors knowledge of the sinking and supported the Germans...
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...t was not for these precursors then the continuation of unrestricted submarine warfare might still be a threat to the vessels that now transport hundreds of thousands of people all over the globe.
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