Lusitania 100th anniversary: Liverpool museum exhibition announced

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Image caption Many of the Lusitania's passengers were US citizens

An exhibition featuring memorabilia from the sinking of Liverpool liner, Lusitania, will go on display to mark the 100th anniversary of the disaster.

A German submarine torpedo sank the Cunard vessel off Kinsale, Ireland, on 7 May 1915, killing about 1,200 people.

The disaster was pivotal in prompting the US to enter World War One as many passengers were US citizens.

Lusitania: life, loss, legacy opens at Merseyside Maritime Museum in March 2015.

The captain's watch, a lifebuoy, cushion and a deckchair will go on display along with other items. There will also be stories from families who lost relatives.

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