Much of what we ‘know’ about the loss of the Titanic and her last moments has come from the media – films, documentaries, the press. Here 5 of the common ‘beliefs’ about the Titanic and those on board are explored:
Who claimed that The Titanic was unsinkable?
Did the Titanic slip into the icy depths to the air of Nearer My God to Thee being performed by the orchestra?
Was J Bruce Ismay, Chairman and Managing Director of the White Star line, really a coward who jumped ship to save his own skin?
Captain Smith – a hero or guilty of inexcusable errors of judgment?
Were the steerage passengers prevented from boarding lifeboats ?
From the BBC, click on the link to read more: