‘It would make the stones cry to hear those on board shrieking’ Daniel Buckley, third-class passenger For the first time, in this moving new book, Titanic’s passengers and crewmen are permitted to tell the story of that lamentable disaster entirely in their own words. Included are letters, postcards, diary entries and memoirs that were written before, during and immediately after the maiden voyage itself. Many of the pre-sailing documents were composed by people who later lost their lives in the sinking and represent the last communications that these people ever had with their friends and loved ones at home. The subsequent letters and postcards give an unparalleled description of the events that occurred during the five days that Titanic was at sea, and the correspondence by survivors after the tragedy describes the horror of the disaster itself and the heartbreak they experienced at the loss of those they loved. This poignant compilation, by Titanic expert George Behe, also contains brief biographies of the passengers and crewmen ? victims, as well as survivors ? who wrote the documents in question.
10 April found the honeymooners in Southampton, where they boarded the brand new Titanic as first class passengers. Mr and Mrs Frauenthal were also looking forward to Henry's brother Isaac joining them on board the Titanic when the ...
Author: George Behe
Publisher: The History Press
The remarkable memoir of Eva Hart, a 7-year-old survivor of the Titanic Disaster
The Remarkable Memoir of Eva Hart, a 7-year-old Survivor of the Titanic Disaster Eva Hart, Ron Denney. 61. Eva with her French Bulldog c.1960. Eva had eagerly sought out the French bulldog owned by Robert W. Daniel on board Titanic and ...
Author: Eva Hart
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Titanic. The Marilyn Monroe of ocean liners. A sleek, sultry beauty, taken out way before her time. A kind of 21st century Flying Dutchman, with interiors by Cesar Ritz, still striving to achieve the waters of a port she can never reach. Fuelled by a subtle mixture of horror, fascination and sheer, fatal glamour, she surges heedlessly across the still, starlit calm of our collective subconscious, hell bent on achieving her chilling, near midnight rendezvous with her killer. Titanic is a brilliantly lit stage, carrying her cast of exotic, terminally endangered extras toward an abyss at once both unfathomable and inconceivable. Heres where any similarity with any other tome about the Titanic ends. For the first time ever, a succession of key characters and groups of individuals come to the fore. Centre stage, over seventeen chapters, we meet the men whose decisions, actions and omissions combined like some slow burning powder trail to trigger a final, cataclysmic conclusion; the foundering, in mid Atlantic, of the biggest moving object ever seen on the face of the planet. One by one, a series of individuals take a bow. Seemingly omnipotent owners and hugely experienced ships officers. Engineers and designers. Would be rescuers and embattled wireless operators. We meet them as individuals, not supermen. Their histories, backgrounds and life experiences are assessed for the first time ever, putting their actions on the night that Titanic sank into a context, a light as stark as that of the distress rockets, arcing into the sky
joined the White Star Line as Fourth Officer on board the SS Medic , one of the smaller liners that sailed between ... found himself elevated to the role of First Officer designate on the company's gleaming new flagship : the Titanic .
Author: Anthony Nicholas
Publisher: Pen and Sword History
The ship was supposed to be unsinkable. But on April 14, 1912, the unthinkable happened: the world's largest and most luxurious ocean liner the Titanic struck an iceberg in the frigid waters in the dark of night. What happened next seemed unbelievable to people at the time. In approximately two and a half hours, the celebrated ship flooded with water, cracked in half, and sank miles to the ocean floor below. Of the 2,200 passengers and crew onboard, only 705 survived. The rest suffered a terrifying and cold death in the Atlantic. Observers around the world were horrified and saddened by the tragedy, and many wanted answers. What caused this incredible disaster to happen, and why did so many people have to die? In The Sinking of the Titanic, read about the steamship from stem to stern, from the building and construction, the crew and passengers, and the ship's fate with an iceberg, to the effect this tragedy had, and continues to have, on the shipping industry and the world.
A Titanic Journey Across the Sea 1912. American Sisters series. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. Razzi, Jim. Ghost of the Titanic. Frederick, Md.: PublishAmerica, 2005. Tanaka, Shelley. I Was There: On Board the Titanic.
Author: Rebecca Aldridge
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
In the tradition of the seas, women and children were allowed to board Titanic's lifeboats first. Some men were finally able to leave the sinking ship on some of the last lifeboats to sail. Some lifeboats left only half-filled.
Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Carole Marsh Books
“I ran out on the deck and then I could see ice. It was a veritable sea of ice and the boat was rocking over it. I should say that parts of the iceberg were eighty feet high, but it had been broken into sections, probably by our ship.” “There fell on the ear the most appalling noise that ever human ear listened to — the cries of hundreds of our fellow-beings struggling in the icy-cold water, crying for help with a cry that we knew could not be answered.” First published in 1912, Jay Henry Mowbray’s Sinking of the Titanic was hugely influential in the aftermath of the maritime disaster, recording the harrowing, first-hand accounts of the survivors - from sailors, to stewards, to passengers – throughout the ordeal, from when the iceberg first hit to when the Carpathia eventually arrived, and honoring those who were lost on that fateful night in 1912. Mowbray’s text even follows the survivors when they make it back to land - a lesser-known, riveting aspect of the tragic saga that deals with the investigation and the hearings that took place in the US and UK in the months that followed. The swiftness of the publication of Mowbray’s text, the sheer number of first-hand witness accounts therein and the intensity of the chaos and fear that their accounts convey makes for a unique compilation which, together with new notes, maps, images and expert introductory material in this new, updated edition, will fascinate, educate and deeply move contemporary readers as much today as the original publication would have back in 1912.
In the meantime a panic had started among those who remained on board the Titanic. An Italian jumped from the steerage deck and fell into a lifeboat, landing upon a woman who had a baby in her arms. Miss Rugg saw the Titanic go down and ...
Author: Jay Henry Mowbray
Publisher: Greenhill Books
When Titanic began sending out distress calls, one of the first to reply was the Cunard liner Carpathia. As it turned out, Carpathia was the only vessel to reach the scene in time to save the lives of any of Titanic’s passengers, and, after she arrived in New York, reporters crowded the pier and vied with each other to obtain interviews with the survivors of the disaster. In their zeal to interview survivors, though, the reporters brushed past other people who could have provided their own eyewitness accounts – namely, Carpathia’s own passengers, largely left to their own devices as to how and when they discussed their participation in events. A few wrote letters to relatives, others wrote accounts intended for publication. The author’s collection of these rare written accounts and interviews sheds new light on the tragic way the lives of so many were impacted by the loss of the largest passenger liner in the world.
The author’s collection of these rare written accounts and interviews sheds new light on the tragic way the lives of so many were impacted by the loss of the largest passenger liner in the world."
Author: George Behe
Publisher: The History Press
Report into the Loss of the SS Titanic is a complete re-evaluation of the loss of Titanic based on evidence that has come to light since the discovery of the wreck in 1985. This collective undertaking is compiled by eleven of the world’s foremost Titanic researchers – experts who have spent many years examining the wealth of information that has arisen since 1912. Following the basic layout of the 1912 Wreck Commission Report, this modern report provides fascinating insights into the ship itself, the American and British inquiries, the passengers and crew, the fateful journey and ice warnings received, the damage and sinking, rescue of survivors, the circumstances in connection with the SS Californian and SS Mount Temple, and the aftermath and ramifications that followed the disaster. The book seeks to answer controversial questions, such as whether steerage passengers were detained behind gates, and also reveals the names and aliases of all passengers and crew who sailed on Titanic’s maiden voyage. Containing the most extensively referenced chronology of the voyage ever assembled and featuring a wealth of explanatory charts and diagrams, as well as archive photographs, this comprehensive volume is the definitive ‘go-to’ reference book for this ill-fated ship.
What provisions did Titanic have in her design for the safety of the vessel and those on board in the event of collisions and other casualties? What lifesaving appliances were carried on board, and how did that compare to the ...
Author: Samuel Halpern
Publisher: The History Press
Meticulously researched, this book reveals the agonizing day-to-day wait of Mainers for news of what really happened on the Titanic, and tells the stories of Maine passengers from their boarding to the sinking and rescue; and, for those who survived, of their coming ashore in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It's a fascinating addition to the Titanic story.
It would turn out that Reverend Miller was aboard the Niagra. He arrived in Portland on Tuesday, April 17, two days after the sinking. Though he was spared the fate of those aboard Titanic, his ship nonetheless had faced a challenging ...
Author: Mac Smith
Publisher: Down East Books
The sinking of the ocean liner Titanic in 1912 was one of the most famous events of the twentieth century. The ship was the largest and most luxurious passenger liner of the age. While she was being built, Titanic was described as “practically unsinkable.” Yet she went down on her maiden voyage after striking an iceberg. More than 1,500 passengers and crew members perished in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic. Nearly all died because the ship didn’t carry enough lifeboats. Yet according to the shipping regulations at the time, Titanic actually carried more lifeboats than she was legally required to. Many people also believe that the ship was traveling too fast. Yet her captain wasn’t doing anything different than nearly every other liner at that time. The sinking attracted worldwide media interest. This interest has never lessened. The loss of the Titanic is just as fascinating today as it was on the day it occurred.
On Board the Titanic: What It Was Like When the Great Liner Sank. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1996. White, Ellen Emerson. Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady. New York: Scholastic, 1998.
Author: Jim Whiting
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction