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10 Things You May Not Know about the Titanic Disaster

Almost everyone on Earth has heard of the legendary ship. Titanic. She was a British passenger liner operated by the White Star Line, which sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg on her maiden voyage. MSY Titanic it was sailing from Southampton, England, to New York City. For much of the voyage, wireless radio operators aboard the ship received iceberg warnings. Unfortunately, she was unable to avoid a collision with an iceberg. These are ten things you may not know about the Titanic disaster:

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10 A ship musician was not declared dead until 2000

He Titanic she was a highly prized ship, being the largest ship afloat when built. The shipbuilders had high society passengers in mind when building the ship. So a ship with the richest man in the world on board would definitely have musicians.

One of the musicians on board was Roger Marie Bricoux, who died along with other musicians in the sinking. Unfortunately, France did not receive any record of his death, and in 1913, he was considered a “deserter” by the French Army due to his “disappearance” of him. In fact, Bricoux was not declared dead until the year 2000. [1]

9 The band came down playing music

While the aristocrats who were on board the Titanic have been at the center of much of the history of tragedy, there is a lesser-known true story of an unforgettable incident that took place at the time of the sinking. When the ship hit the iceberg in the early hours of April 15, Wallace Hartley, an English violinist and bandleader, rallied his orchestra, who proceeded to the main deck where they entertained the terrified passengers.

The band didn’t stop playing even when the ship broke in half and people were violently swept into the waters. They held it until the end when the ocean drowned them. No member of the band survived the sinking. Their bravery, dedication and sacrifice will always be remembered in the telling of the ship’s tragic story.[2]

8 A survivor of the Titanic also survived the Britannic

He Titanic she was just one of three Olympic-class ocean liners built by the Harland & Wolff shipyard for White Star Line. All three were built with one goal in mind: they were designed to give White Star Line an advantage in the transatlantic passenger-carrying trade by being the largest and most luxurious passenger ships of the time. Although the Olympic managed to have a 24 year career and was retired and sold for scrap, the Titanic and the British found disasters.

An Irish nurse named Violet Jessop was 28 years old when the British sunk off the coast of Greece in the Aegean Sea after hitting a German mine. In an attempt to escape what was imminent, Violet jumped into the water and was sucked into the keel of the ship. She suffered a blow to the head due to the propellers, but she claimed that she managed to survive the injury due to her abundant hair. This case would seem like an ordinary survival incident except for the fact that Violet Jessop was also aboard the ship. Titanic when it hit an iceberg and sank. She was lucky enough to get a place on one of the lifeboats and she was one of 710 passengers rescued by the carpathia.[3]

7 A rumor claims that a man escaped the sinking by dressing as a woman

Every significant incident will probably be followed by legends; human experience has taught us this, and the history of Titanic is not an exception. Legend has it that an adult male passenger was able to survive the sinking of the Titanic disguising himself as a woman During the rescue effort after Titanic As the iceberg struck, rescuers followed the social imperative of women and children first. But then, it became imminent that the Titanic was going to sink

So it stands to reason that a man who wanted to escape the sinking would need to dress as a woman. The man suspected of doing this was William T. Sloper of New Britain, Connecticut. He was publicly shamed in a New York newspaper as “the man who got off in women’s clothing.” In reality, Sloper escaped the sinking in the first lifeboat launched. This is because when Sloper got a seat on the lifeboat, many of of the titanic the passengers still did not understand the gravity of the situation, and very few were willing to sit in a lifeboat on the open sea. By the time the gravity of the situation became known to everyone on board the TitanicSloper was already in a lifeboat.[4]

6 The 1958 film had Survivor attempting to symbolically go down with the ship

Lawrence Beesley was a second class passenger on the Titanic. She was in his (D-56) cabin when the ship collided with an iceberg. When Beesley noticed some unusual things, he stopped a butler to ask what had happened, but the butler replied that there was nothing unusual. However, Beesley did not believe this. He went to the A-Deck to investigate, but somehow missed the entire incident. So he decided to go back to his cabin.

As she tried to go down the stairs, she noticed that even though the stairs appeared to be level, her feet missed and didn’t land where they were supposed to. He returned to the A-Deck and, this time, realized what was happening. He was able to escape in a lifeboat.

Having survived the disaster, Beesley wrote a successful book, The loss of the SS Titanicabout your experience. And Beesley would also be remembered for an incident during the filming of the movie. A night to remember”, a film about the Titanic incident.

As the sinking scene was being filmed, Beesley, who attended the filming, attempted to drown himself in order to symbolically “go down with the Titanic ship.” However, the film’s director, Roy Ward Baker, did not allow this to happen because of the consequences.[5]

5 Half of the students of a school lost their parents

The news of the sinking of the Titanic It was devastating to the entire world. However, there was no city in the world more devastated by the news of the Titanic disaster than the port city of Southampton. The scenes in some parts of the city were heartbreaking when the news broke in Southampton. Almost a thousand families were worried only about the fate of the crew. In most cases, the only livelihood for each of the families were those involved in the disaster. In fact, at a school in Northam, Southampton, 120 of the 240 students lost their parents in the disaster.[6]

4 The ship used in the filming of a Titanic movie also sank

There are quite a few movies about it. Titanic disaster. During World War II, the Nazis came up with a grand plan to humiliate Britain. The idea was to make a film about the sinking of the Titanic from a perspective it would appear that the British were careless and wicked and that their greed led to tragedy. the movie is titled Titanic (1943) and is popularly known as “The Nazi Titanic”.

The film’s script was written by German screenwriter Harald Bratt. Goebbels was in charge of making the propaganda film a reality, and at the time, it was the most expensive film ever made. Production on the film began in September 1941. From the opening scene to the boardroom of the Titanicthe film’s villains were immoral British capitalists who were not interested in the lives of the people on board, but rather in the profits they would make if they could speed the ship across the Atlantic in record time.

The film’s director demanded a life-size ocean liner on which he could film, and the Nazis provided the Cape Arcona, which was Germany’s own version of a luxury liner. Tragically and ironically, towards the end of World War II, the Cape Arcona it was sunk by RAF Typhoon Fighter Bombers.[7]

3 Titanic (1997) The movie was more expensive than the actual ship

He Titanic The film was the most expensive film ever made at the time of its release. The movie gobbled up $210 million, which is $337 million in today’s money. On the other hand, it cost $7.5 million to build the RMS Titanic—$200 million in today’s money.

furthermore, the Titanic boat and the Titanic movie had certain similarities. When construction was completed, the Titanic it was the most luxurious ship afloat. The same goes for the Titanic film, as the most expensive film ever made when it was released. However, his fate was different. while the Titanic sank on her maiden voyage causing monumental financial losses, the TitanicThe film has grossed $2.2 billion and was the first film to pass the $1 billion mark.[8]

2 A woman died because she refused to leave her dog behind

Ann Elizabeth Isham was a passenger aboard the Titanic. She was one of five first-class passengers who died when the ship sank. It is believed that Ann had already secured a place on one of the lifeboats that rescued the passengers, but she jumped in as soon as she was informed that her dog, a Great Dane, would not be joining her. Days later, a recovery ship found the body of a woman clinging to a large dog, and all accounts believe it was Ann Elizabeth Isham and her beloved Great Dane of hers.[9]

1 Whiskey saved a Titanic survivor

Charles Joughin was born in 1878 and was a Birkenhead chef who served as head baker at the Titanic. When the ship struck the iceberg, Joughin helped transfer women and children to lifeboat 10. Although he was assigned as the captain of lifeboat 10, he did not board, instead returning to his quarters and drinking whiskey, the water flooded his feet.

Later that day, Joughin would be remembered for his surprisingly long survival time in icy waters, as there was no room for him in any other lifeboat, so he survived by clinging to the edges of a lifeboat while half his body was submerged in water. water. The large amount of whiskey he consumed is believed to have increased his courage and reduced the fear and panic that could cause a man to succumb to such a negatively overwhelming situation.[10]

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