Sunday 15 April 2012

Titanic: The Final Messages From A Stricken Ship

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The story of the Titanic is barnacled with myths and legends. It has become part of the popular imagination, a symbol for the most epic and glamorous failure. On the night the Titanic struck an iceberg, a network of wireless operators on ships and land stations frantically communicated with each other across the expanses of the North Atlantic in an effort to mount a rescue mission.

There is really only one first-hand, real-time record of what happened that night - the collection of wireless messages sent between the Titanic and the other ships which hurriedly tried to organise a rescue operation, during that freezing night in April 1912.

2 comment(s):

Ambrose Mugwump said...

That should read "female passengers are being put into boats."

Anonymous said...

Actually translates to wealthy passengers being put into boats.