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Titanic : The Unfolding Story as Told by the Daily Mirror

Titanic : The Unfolding Story as Told by the Daily Mirror

Hardcover - 208 pages - It is a story that's familiar to everyone. At the time of its launch, the RMS Titanic was the largest ship ever built and when she set sail on her maiden voyage in 1912 there were 2,227 people on board. Four days into the crossing the Titanic hit an iceberg; less than three hours later the ship sank and 1,517 people lost their lives. These are the barebones of what was a dramatic event - and what many of us believe to be the truth of the Titanic's first and last voyage is what we have learned from Hollywood movies, all of which have told the story in their own way. Built for the White Star Line in Belfast, the Titanic was designed to compete with the Lusitania that was owned by rival shipping company, Cunard. It was a time when the only way to travel across the Atlantic was by mighty ocean liner. Competitors vied to provide the speediest, most technologically advanced ships and, for those who could pay for it, the most luxurious crossing. No expense was spared in building the liners and during the build-up to the Titanic's launch and that of her- there is more detail about this item at the full website (you are viewing a mobile version)

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