In pictures: The sinking of the Lusitania

This month, Liverpool's Merseyside Maritime Museum will be marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Liverpool-based passenger ship RMS Lusitania, with a new exhibition that explores the story of the ship, its role in the First World War, and the lives of those onboard

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Lusitania at Liverpool © National Museums Liverpool

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A tiny baby shoe carrying the inscription ‘lest we forget’ on its sole – which was given to Able Seaman Joseph Parry by a lady passenger after he saved her and her baby © National Museums Liverpool

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Passenger ticket belonging to Margaret Ballantyne © National Museums Liverpool

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Third class boarding card © National Museums Liverpool

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Able Seaman Joseph Parry, who survived the sinking © National Museums Liverpool

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Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy is on show at Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool, from 27 March and admission is free. For more information, visit the museum’s website at www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime