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The Sinking of the Lusitania
Le Naufrage du Lusitania
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Winsor McCay

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Une "reconstitution" en animation du naufrage du bateau britannique Lusitania, le 7 mai 1915, torpillé par les forces allemandes.
Premier documentaire animé de l’histoire du cinéma par le pionnier de l’animation Winsor McCay. La reconstitution du naufrage d’un navire britannique torpillé par les Allemands. Quand l’animation permet de mettre en image l’histoire invisible.

The Sinking of the Lusitania, released in 1918, is an animated short film by American artist Winsor McCay. It features a short 12 minute explanation of the sinking of RMS Lusitania after it was struck by two torpedoes fired from a German U-boat. The film was one of many animated silent films published to create anti-German sentiment during World War I. McCay illustrated some 25,000 drawings for the production. The film is stylized as a documentary, informing viewers on details from the actual event, including a moment by moment recap, casualty list, and a list of prominent figures who were killed.