"128 pages? Isn't that a bit much....?" (Casual reader on right)
"Wait until you see the manuscript for Part 3 in early 2006....." (The authors, on the left)
Mike and I are pleased to say that our new Lusitania article is up on ET, and we are both exceptionally happy with the work Phil Hind did editing and formatting 128 pages as quickly and effectively as he did while simultaneously revamping ET and maintaining an outside life. So, thank you Phil, and thank you to all of the researchers, friends, family and concerned bystanders who made,and continue to make, this project so much fun.
Included in the article is a series of previously unpublished photos taken by an Australian named Saunders who travelled around the world in early 1912. His album yielded the sold onboard souvenier photo of the liner used under the title, the large format view of the lounge also acquired onboard, and various deckshots including the one of the readers at the start of this post and the above shot. Saunders travelled NYC to Liverpool aboard Lusitania in early May 1912. Note in the large photo that although the extra lifeboats and collapsibles have been installed post-Titanic, those in the central third of the deck lack davits with which to lower them.
We both hope that you will enjoy the article, and also hope that the feedback, both positive and constructively critical will continue to come our way (there is an addendum in which a few minor mistakes