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Mail Call Episode 3: April to May 1915 (Sinking of the Lusitania)

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Episode 3 Show Notes:

Happy days : a paper for young and old, v. XLII, no. 1071, April 24, 1915.
p. 5-6: Chapter IX, "At the Firing Line"
p. 16: Advert: "The Joker's Cigar"

Ardmore Chronicle - Volume XXVI, No. 31, Saturday, May 8, 1915.
p. 1: "Big Parade Stimulus to Woman Suffrage"

Happy days : a paper for young and old, v. XLII, no. 1073, May 8, 1915.
p. 7: "Interesting Items"

The Gaelic American - Vol. XII No. 19, May 8, 1915, Whole Number 608.
p. 3: "Leaves from a traveller's notebook"

Star & Herald, Sunday, May 9, 1915.
p. 1: "Death's Toll of the Lusitania, 1,346"

The Gaelic American - Vol. XII No. 20, May 15, 1915, Whole Number 609.
p. 1: "The Lusitania Was a Floating Arsenal"
p. 8: Advert: "Good Clothes are Half the Battle"

The Fatherland v. 2 no. 15, May 19, 1915.
p. 3: "Why the Lusitania Was Sunk"
p. 16: Advert: "Kaffee Hag"

The Catholic Standard and Times, v. 20, no. 27 [26 sic], Saturday, May 15, 1915.
p. 3: "Father Maturin, a Lusitania Victim"

The Lusitania's last voyage : being a narrative of the torpedoing and sinking of the R.M.S. Lusitania by a German submarine off the Irish coast May 7, 1915 by Charles E. Lauriat, Jr., one of the survivors.
p. 66-68: Notice to travellers & Lauriat's reaction

When the Lusitania Went Down (1915)
Baritone Solo by Herbert Stuart and Orchestra Accompaniment.


Historical documents for this episode were accessed through the digital collections of the Digital Library @ Villanova University and the Internet Archive. The theme music is from "Til We Meet Again" as performed by Nicholas Orlando's Orchestra. The Mail Call podcast is a project of Home Before the Leaves Fall: a Great War Centennial Exposition. For more information, visit

This episode featured the voice talents of Laura Bang, Allison Dolbier, Michael Foight, Marjorie Haines, Demian Katz, Susan Riley Stevens, David Uspal, Alexander Williams, and Sarah Wingo.

Narrator: Chris Hallberg

Producers & Editors: Chris Hallberg and Raamaan McBride

Executive Producer: Laura Bang [LCB]


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