The Sinking of the Lusitania

Winsor McCay | 1918 | ★★★★
McCay’s polished, strangely beautiful piece of animation details the sinking of the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania, which went down just off the south coast of Ireland on the 7th of May 1915 after being struck by a torpedo from the German submarine U-20, killing 1,195 of its 1,959 Liverpool-bound passengers. Potent imagery and a reverence to detail combine to good effect.