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What was the Lusitania?

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World War One was a terrible war with over 16 million casualties. This global conflict, which originated in Europe, is a historical event of drastic proportions and importance. Practice answering the questions below to commit key facts about the war to your long term memory system:

What was the Lusitania?

What years was World War One fought in?

Which powers fought on the side of the Allies?

Which powers fought on the side of the Central Powers?

In order to practice recalling information and moving it from your medium term to long term memory, it first needs to be learned. The learning phase for remembering can be as simple as reading the answers to the questions below, watching a video documentary, or reading a book. I personally found Erik Larson's book "Dead Wake", a narrative nonfiction story of the Lusitania, to be extremely engaging and a enjoyable way to learn more about World War One and life during those times. What's critical for not forgetting the information you read is to actively use memorization techniques like information recall (which you did answering the questions above) which will help you remember the information for longer periods of time. You can read more about these techniques in our upcoming blog article "How to remember forever".


The Lusitania was a British ocean liner full of civilian passengers which was sunk by a German submarine during World War 1, a global war fought between 1914 and 1918 between the Allies (Russia, France, UK/Ireland, Japan, Italy, United States) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire Bulgaria)