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Catalog Number 1983.120.81
Object Name Print
Accession number 1983.120
Description Print by Louis Raemaekers

Submarine crew watching sinking ship with drowning people all around. The Falaba was sank by U-28 in March 1915.

Information Written on Back: No. 107 / 220 / The Falaba murder. The captain: that means the Iron Cross for all of us.

Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoon History of the War, Volume 1:The First Twelve Months of War" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1918 (https://www.gutenberg.org/files/34031/34031-h/34031-h.htm)

NOTE: On March 28, 1915, the British steamer Falaba was torpedoed by a German submarine. The torpedoes were fired while the crew and passengers were entering the small boats. More than 100 persons, including Mr. Thrasher, an American citizen, perished with the ship.

While some of the boats were still on their davits the submarine fired a torpedo at short range. This action made it absolutely certain that there must be great loss of life and it must have been committed knowingly with the intention of producing that result.

NOTE AUTHOR: British Official Press Bureau. April 8, 1915.

CARTOON CAPTION: “We have better luck with passenger boats than with war ships, for they cannot shoot”
People Raemaekers, Louis
Subjects World War 1
Political cartoons
Artist Raemaekers, Louis
Title The Falaba
Image size 37.9 x 29 cm