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Titanic 100:5 Myths spread by films.

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:


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