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The tragic destruction of the Elder Dempster liner Falaba by a German submarine on March 18: an actual photograph showing two of the life boats overturned, and men and women drowning.

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Auckland Weekly News Auckland Weekly News
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20 May 1915

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War casualties, Men and women, Lifeboats, Ships, World War, 1914-1918, Falaba (Steamship), SeaWar casualtiesMen and womenLifeboatsShipsWorld War, 1914-1918Falaba (Steamship)Sea
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 20 May 1915 p042

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Showing two of the life boats from the liner Falaba and another two which have capsized, with men and women drowning