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A Tragic Night Remembered - Titanic 100 Years - April 15, 1912 to April 15, 2012 Kindle Edition
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A century will soon have elapsed since that fateful night beginning at 11:40 PM on April 14, 1912 when the Royal Mail Ship Titanic struck an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Early the next morning, at Latitude: 41 43’ North; Longitude: 49 56’ West - in a large field of icebergs – Titanic sat mortally wounded and promptly sank - with a great loss of life. Have you ever wished that you could be a time traveler - to step back in time to understand the events involving the RMS Titanic, to discover how and why she ended up on the ocean floor of the North Atlantic, to question witnesses and to learn its history, events, circumstances and testimony first hand? This documentary will allow you to become a time traveler, to hear those first hand accounts and testimony from 1912 of those no longer living - just as if you were there questioning them yourself; the actual words and experiences of passengers, survivors, rescuers, investigators, newspaper reporters, ship builders, officers, owners, relatives, explorers, radio operators, watchmen, crew and the fortunate few that missed the boat. This major work celebrates the centennial of Titanic. Spanning 871 pages it provides the ultimate information, passed on by all those person's lips. The author, 'Titanic Expert' Guy Foster, spent over 1,000 hours researching and writing this book to mark this great anniversary. His latest book covers the questions and answers concerning life on board Titanic, RMS Titanic’s design, power, speed, cost, accommodations, provisioning, luxuries, services, cuisine, the passengers boarding at Southampton, the coal strike, Titanic’s short voyage to Cherbourg and Queenstown, who embarked, who disembarked, cancellations, strange forebodings, letters home, myths, a novelette predicting strange visions of the future, mix-ups, foolish irresponsible plans to attempt record speed, gambling, ice warnings, speeding through the icebelt, status of binoculars on board, reliance on the lookouts, watchmen’s accounts, J. Bruce Ismay’s conduct on board, the collision with ice, passenger reactions & accounts, alleged bribes, scandals, heroism, cowardice, shootings, suicide, the lopsided treatment of steerage passengers, radio messages, rescue efforts, self preservation, the unforgettable cries and moanings, guilt, explosions, torment, Titanic’s gradual sinking, Titanic breaking in two, widow’s comments, the rescue, survivor’s treatment onboard Carpathia, arriving home, survivor accounts, newspaper stories, formal hearings, selling of stories, claims, settlements, relative’s accounts, the issues of irresponsibility involving the ships ‘Californian’ and the ‘Mt. Temple’, the breach of duty of Captain Lord and the aftermath of this terrible tragedy. Other maritime civilian and military disasters have occurred at sea before and since “Titanic”, some with greater loss of passengers and life. But none of these capture the public’s attention to the extent of the tragedy involving the RMS Titanic. One-hundred years after the sinking - the fascination with this event continues to grow with frenzied lack of restraint. Many seek to understand how life really was onboard this once mighty ship during an age of great optimism and invention. So much had been invented in so short a time. There was the impression that man had conquered nature! Titanic was thought to be practically unsinkable. Captain Smith believed this himself. Grand ships like Titanic must have been seen as the ultimate accomplishment of humankind. One can easily envision the great sense of loss brought about by the unexpected and sudden death of the RMS Titanic. The huge list of sections contained in this book are mind boggling - far to lengthy to fit in this brief space. Suffice it to say that in buying this book for your Kindle you can benefit from over 1,000 hours of someone else's research to just sit back and enjoy reading the whole story and truth about the RMS Titanic! Enjoy!
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