May 1, 1915 - Passengers arriving for the RMS Lusitania, NYC (speed corrected w/ added sound)

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  • Published on Jul 25, 2018
  • Old film of passengers arriving for the ill-fated RMS Lusitania leaving from Pier 54 in New York City on May 1, 1915. Slowed down/worked on footage and added in sound for ambiance. This material is from the US National Archives
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  • guy jones
    guy jones  Year ago +28

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    • Daniel el Café
      Daniel el Café 3 months ago

      how can you to make a sound?

    • Free Clarence Sherrard
      Free Clarence Sherrard 4 months ago +1

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    • Mike R
      Mike R 7 months ago

      Are these sounds just fill-ins or are they original?

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      gerson muñoz 10 months ago +1

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  • TheSophiaChristosEcstacyParty

    The ones who blew up and sunk the Lusitania one year after 'B'rithain declared war on Germany' were the same as those who blew Pearl Harbour 2 years after 'B'rithain' and 'Judah declares war on Germany' head lines in America. Seems like a pattern to me. The Lusitania's hull was packed with explosive material even though a passenger line, making the crime all the more despicable as it was being used as a decoy unbeknownst to travellers or most crew. Then there was US Liberty in 1967 for those with ears to hear.

  • Wise Black
    Wise Black Month ago

    awesome footage

  • Richard Kuszel
    Richard Kuszel Month ago

    Not much difference from today except for instead of a ship we has planes

  • Arnold Stollar
    Arnold Stollar Month ago

    Great film and. Lol.

  • MARLON gonçalves
    MARLON gonçalves Month ago

    O Lusitânia realmente levava munições para os as aliados que lutavam contra os Alemães, uma grande irresponsabilidade e um grande erro.

  • bar10 ml
    bar10 ml 2 months ago

    There was clear warnings of a threat to merchant shipping.

  • Aury Concepcion
    Aury Concepcion 2 months ago

    Wow everyone's dressed so nice

  • Dwight Turner
    Dwight Turner 2 months ago

    It was 2 years after the sinking of the Lusitania that America finally entered the war against Germany.

  • theleeoverstreet
    theleeoverstreet 2 months ago +1

    Such good restoration and audio work! The correct speed creates such realism, and the simulated audio is spot on. I'd love to see a video where you explain your process. 😃👍🎞️🎥

  • Jack Hammer
    Jack Hammer 2 months ago

    Illumati has this film made to gloat over their evil plan to sucker Americans into world war one. Illumiati plan worked.

    • Steve K
      Steve K 2 months ago

      It didn't really work. Two more years went by first. Truly a nothing to gain war for the US.

  • Celluloidwatcher
    Celluloidwatcher 3 months ago

    Thank you for the video. It's hard to believe that many of those passengers would never be alive again when the Lusitania was torpedoed by German U-boats in the North Atlantic. If ammunitions were aboard that ship, they should have been placed on a different vessel. That was much too dangerous.

  • I’m short pressed For a name

    I just tried stepping through my phone screen and it broke. 😞

  • Wilfred Firley
    Wilfred Firley 3 months ago

    that was excellent, i could never get my head around loading a passenger ship with ammunition,, descended for war,, great insight to the cameraman for capturing history.. the moving film of the ship leaving the dock is what i was so interested in, it captures the size of this ship, this really puts the sister ship titanic into perspective ,,

  • India Mitchell
    India Mitchell 3 months ago

    Wow! Ghost of the past

  • Forever Raining
    Forever Raining 4 months ago

    Payback came 40 years later with the bombing of Dresden. Fuck Germany.

  • Carlos Hernandez
    Carlos Hernandez 4 months ago +2

    Yes very interesting! I have a foto of the lussitania from a friends family the day they came from Europe. 1900.

  • vegan portugese
    vegan portugese 5 months ago

    Theyre all six feet under the ground now

    • Steve K
      Steve K 2 months ago

      No, a bunch of them never made it to that point. The whole point of this video escaped you.

  • JasonJason210
    JasonJason210 5 months ago

    Very nice work. However you would not hear the steam engines on any liner of this period, as they were generally very quiet and couldn't be heard on the deck or from the quay, or from wherever the cameraman was standing. In particular, Lusitania had turbine engines, which which produced a humming noise rather than a beat.

  • loanna xxx
    loanna xxx 5 months ago

    104 years ago all have past away. This is just amazing to see them back then.

  • tee
    tee 5 months ago +1

    Dips into his front pocket to grab one coin for a tip

  • Enthalpia Entropia
    Enthalpia Entropia 5 months ago +3

    Lusitania was loaded with passengers and 55 t of explosives & ammunitions to kill german men and women..
    US government committed a crime ..not the Uboat commandant, ..it was the war..:!

  • Anon amous
    Anon amous 6 months ago +1

    Fucking Germans torpedoing a civilian ship! Those bastards had no honour. German sub commanders should all have been executed after the war.

  • Jaime Stephens
    Jaime Stephens 6 months ago +1

    Unbelievable to watch knowing now, what they didn't know then. 😢

  • disoriented1
    disoriented1 6 months ago

    I remember from a high school textbook....snapshot of a page from I believe the New York World on May 1, 1915. By chance, not plan, the advertisement for the Cunard sailings, including the Lusitania, were alongside a rather unobtrusive posting, (paraphrased) "Notice..to all travellers embarking on the Atlantic voyage, a reminder that a state of war exists between Germany and her allies and Great Britain and her allies and the war zone includes those waters near and adjacent to the British Isles....travellers thus embarking on the voyage do so at their own risk"...with the signature "Imperial German Embassy, Washington, D.C. April 22, 1915. I don't know about anyone else, but if a government placed an ad in a newspaper warning me that sailing into their declared 'war zone' was at my own risk..I would have thought long and hard about it.

    • guy jones
      guy jones  6 months ago

      I included the notice in the title at the start of the movie

  • KeepItSimple
    KeepItSimple 6 months ago

    too bad it was all engineered, no accident, to kill all those people so the US could enter the world war. Evil men at play, as usual.

    • KeepItSimple
      KeepItSimple 6 months ago

      @disoriented1 I'm not saying it was THE reason, I'm saying it was the excuse, or planned catalyst for the war.

    • disoriented1
      disoriented1 6 months ago

      if that was the goal...they sure had to wait a long time...almost two years..I'm not saying the Lusitania had no part in it, but to say the Lusitania was the reason the U.S. entered the war, it quite simply..'keeping it a bit TOO simple'....

  • Michele Bryan
    Michele Bryan 6 months ago

    Amazing....and sad.

  • Arnold Stollar
    Arnold Stollar 6 months ago

    These people went down with the sharks

  • First Last
    First Last 6 months ago

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  • Robert Binner Mattfeldt
    Robert Binner Mattfeldt 6 months ago +1

    They were given ample warning: The hull of the Lusitania was loaded to the rafters with high-explosives, and other war supplies bound for Great Britain in time of war. What kind of people use civilians has human shields in time of war?

    • disoriented1
      disoriented1 6 months ago +1

      given modern history...MOST people!

  • Supernumerary Yarbles
    Supernumerary Yarbles 7 months ago

    Surprising number of RHD cars.

  • Corey Ferguson
    Corey Ferguson 7 months ago +3

    One day before this film was shot, My Great Uncle Arthur William Norman signed on with Cunard as a fireman/trimmer in New York City. He as working his way back to London, England where he lived. (102 New Church Street, London). His wages where six pounds a month. On May 7, 1915 he had just finished his shift below at 12:00PM and was relaxing on top of the ship. He spent literally all eighteen minutes working getting passengers into lifeboats after the torpedo hit and exploded the coal dust in the holds. He also started removing pins on outside doors, throwing them into the water. Literally at the last minute he slid down one the of the lifeboat ropes into the water and climbed on one of the doors he had just thrown. The doors all had their middle pins removed for such an event. I know this for a fact because I was five in 1958 when he told me these things after never talking about his ordeal to anyone during his lifetime. I saw the scares on the his hands from the rope burns at his funeral in 1959. Before he died he gave me his WW 1 medal to look after. He emigrated to Canada with his family and lived here in Toronto, Canada. He was 35 years old at the time of the Lusitania sinking. It is just so hard to believe that he was there on the that ship the people were embarking on. Not thinking of themselves as they helped passengers. It is just what well trained crews do, I guess. Just a miracle that he survived. No engineering crew members survived that were below deck at he time of the torpedo hit. The coal dust just blew the whole front of the ship away. Great film, fantastic work on slowing it down and putting tasteful sound to the images. Never thought I would ever see something like this in my lifetime.

    • Corey Ferguson
      Corey Ferguson 3 months ago

      @Dbky Here Your so Welcome Dbky. A big hello from Toronto Canada.

    • Corey Ferguson
      Corey Ferguson 3 months ago

      @Joseph Beierschmitt Thank you for your kind words Joseph. Cheers from Toronto Canada

    • Dbky Here
      Dbky Here 5 months ago

      Corey Ferguson wow! Thanks for sharing!

    • Joseph Beierschmitt
      Joseph Beierschmitt 6 months ago

      Corey Ferguson that is an amazing story and perspective, it was almost like I could visualize your Uncle’s quick thinking through your storytelling, wow. 18 minutes is hardly enough time to waste pondering what to do. Any single error or wrong move was a matter of life & death. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

  • Dambuster
    Dambuster 7 months ago

    There is a argument for the reason why she was sunk there is claim made that she was carrying war material for the UK ??.

  • Philip Croft
    Philip Croft 7 months ago

    Absolutely amazing ! where has this film been ,all these years? Such irony, which of these people , hurrying to get aboard, died. It's not proven beyond doubt, but I am convinced, having read 3 books, the 'Lucy' was set up, and that the 1200 who perished , paid the price for America's eventual joining, of the allied side in WW1

  • alexhomealone
    alexhomealone 7 months ago

    There is a Gigantic later on?

  • Whit
    Whit 8 months ago +2

    Dead Wake by Erik Larson is excellent reading about the Lusitania.

  • Colleen Brinkman
    Colleen Brinkman 8 months ago +2

    GUY!! UNREAL!! Thanks

  • Alexi7666
    Alexi7666 8 months ago

    And all these people are now dead.

  • ghostt girl ghostt spook

    poor darlings, RIP.

  • Bruce Wayland, Sr.
    Bruce Wayland, Sr. 8 months ago

    Very sad indeed. Yes, it did tug at my heart strings same as everyone else. Unfortunately so much of history is sad. What also caught my eye was the vast amount of air pollution throughout the film. Lots of lead in those clouds of exhaust. Dust galore from the dirt road. The roads would be mired in mud with heavy rains. "Good Old Days" ? I think not. I was also interested in the large portion of the people who were servants or serving workers of the wealthy in this historical film. It certainly took a large force of persons to keep this upper class comfortable at the start of their last voyage. And so the wheel turns...

  • mtlicq
    mtlicq 9 months ago

    OMG ! one man in that video looks like me!

  • Rex Luminus
    Rex Luminus 9 months ago +3

    Wow! What a great video. Like time travelling back. Thank you.

  • trishiaann hellums
    trishiaann hellums 9 months ago

    wonderful, and amanzing, something and seeing people from 104 years ago. and bording the lusitania.

  • consuetudinary
    consuetudinary 9 months ago

    Absolutely fantastic footage. In this day and age, it is a relief to see an individual bring back the dead past...

  • Lili Gablyuk
    Lili Gablyuk 9 months ago

    В цей день на іншому континенті, в заможній сім'і народилась моя бабця!

  • tomitstube
    tomitstube 9 months ago +5

    amazing footage, and great job with the audio. odd that on it's 202nd voyage across the atlantic there would be footage of its departure. maybe because the german embassy in d.c. had placed an add in 50 u.s. papers, including new york warning the ship was going into what they deemed a war zone. and passengers were not told about munitions on the ship for the english war effort.

    • Joseph Beierschmitt
      Joseph Beierschmitt 6 months ago +1

      I totally agree, I always found it strange that out of all voyages, the last would have a camera crew filming it, mind you it was during war time and any access to the roof of a British pier would have been highly restricted to gain access to (think German spies, meddling).. so I would think it had to have been because of the timing of the newspaper add and the threat of “mutually assured destruction”... even for 1915, those were some harsh words to the wise.. It became somewhat gawked over by celebrities and the elite, and wherever there is talk, there’s the press.

  • nyctreeman
    nyctreeman 9 months ago

    1200 people died ... think of that, and all because the "deep state" of the day had arms and munitions on the ship to smuggle into WW1 ... and the Germans knew about it, and even placed ads in papers warning people of it ... but the warmongers were willing to risk those 1200 innocent people for their own evil goals.

  • eastwest51
    eastwest51 9 months ago +3

    Watching this just after reading Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
    by Erik Larson -- thanks for the upload!

  • larryjohnny
    larryjohnny 9 months ago

    What a sad day for these folks.. Although they didn't know it. Jeez what do I watch next the Titanic leave port :(... I do see some life rafts though.. Maybe some survived?

  • Richard McKrell
    Richard McKrell 9 months ago

    Strange, I thought the ship was much larger.

    • Steve K
      Steve K 2 months ago

      She was a convertible cruiser with built in gun mounts. They didn't convert her but it was built as a cruiser.

  • Conner's Wish
    Conner's Wish 9 months ago

    You have must of been a very young boy when you took these pictures Mr. Jones

  • Bao Dang
    Bao Dang 10 months ago

    Most of them died

  • TheWatanna
    TheWatanna 10 months ago +12

    How disgusting of Britain and the US to have so many passengers with ammunition on board, and knowing that German subs were in the area. This ship was sunk so that American people would be so upset about it and would join the war through anger. Oh what a tangled web they (Elite) weave, when they (Elite) first practice to deceive. Brilliant but sad footage, thank you for posting.

  • Nicholas Ramsey
    Nicholas Ramsey 10 months ago

    The "Titanic" (and her sister, "Olympic"- that was completed and was sailing before "Titanic" was finished) were built by the rival company ('"White Star Line") specifically to compete with the "Lusitania" (and her sister, "Mauretania") that were both completed, and were sailing in 1907.
    Until the "Olympic" (followed by "Titanic") was completed in 1911 (the "Lusitania" and "Mauretania" were the largest ships in the world).
    Even after the "Olympic" and "Titanic" were completed, and were sailing, the "Lusitania" and "Mauretania" were still the fastest ships. While "Olympic" and "Titanic" could achieve 22 knots, "Lusitania" and "Mauretania" could achieve 26 knots or even better. However "Olympic" and "Titanic" were known for their exceptionally gentle, and smooth-sailing conditions (up-and-down motion, instead of cork screw).
    The "Olympic" and "Titanic" were followed by another ship ("Britannic") that was currently under construction when "Titanic" sank. Unfortunately, World War One broke out before "Britannic" was completed, and she served as a hospital ship. She was sunk somewhere off the coast of Greece in 1916 when she hit a mine.

  • Gary Teague
    Gary Teague 10 months ago +7

    this was one month before my dad was born , i am 62 now he has been gone since 1978

    • disoriented1
      disoriented1 6 months ago

      Gary...I am 55..and my dad was probably being conceived...you had an older father as did I, but you lost yours much earlier..I'm sorry :(

  • Mark Harrison
    Mark Harrison 11 months ago +2

    The Germans warned people not to sail on RMS Lusitania as it was illegally carrying war munitions for the Western Front.

  • Otis Pulos
    Otis Pulos 11 months ago

    all those people...once so significant to each other and the world they lived in...having shaped the world and moved on....we will one day be looked back on as them .

  • Gustavo Driotez
    Gustavo Driotez 11 months ago

    They're were illegals aliens from Europe

    • TRUMP2020
      TRUMP2020 8 months ago

      Maybe, but you bet your gay liberal ass that they were not on any government assistance and were proud to be Americans .Unlike, all the third world origin peons coming in today.

  • Whoever
    Whoever 11 months ago

    great footage!

  • Ronald Rr
    Ronald Rr 11 months ago

    toda esta gente no existe hoy en día woooooo 2018