ChristopherPerrien wrote:After the start of the war Britian started apractice of shipping amouts of munitions and war contraband in passenger liners. This makes these ships legitimate targets of war. The fact that these ships primarily ccarried civilians makes this a violation the Genva Convention. This can be said to be using civians as shields, to aid their war against Germany
Could you please point out which Geneva convention, states that it was illegal for passenger ships to carry munitions. I have looked up the Geneva conventions concerning maritime law in time of war ,and found nothing of the sort.
"LUSITANIA sailed with 4200 cases of Remington .303 rifle cartridges, a thousand rounds to a box, with 1250 cases of shrapnel shells, and with eighteen cases of fuzes." These were not listed on the initial ship's manifest to hide it from German spies, I will add that the germans knew though others sources, However far more sinister, than what was stated by the Germans as a defense for sinking the ship, I would say that this also ensured that any passengers on board this ship did not know they were sailing on a ship that was legitimate target of war.
Seeing the Germans took out newspaper adverts before the ship sailed stating that they considered any British flagged ship a target, your statement that they did not know is frankly nonsense
This is flat out evil.
and sinking an unarmed ship with women and children on board without warning is not???
At this time Churchill was First Sea Lord of the English Royal navy.
No he wasn't, he was First Sea Lord of the British Royal Navy, not English
This using civilians as shields and putting them in a situation where they can die is cleary a violation of Geneva convention rules and since it was intended to purposely cause deaths of civilians , The only conclusion that can be reached is Churchill killed civilians by his orders and is therefore guilty of murder, ergo- a war crime. .
Again, which Geneva convention are you talking about ???. you keep stating he commited an illegal act, could you please find the maritime law that states this ?