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Titanic: 'Iceberg Ahead' By James W Bancroft

Titanic: 'Iceberg Ahead' by James W Bancroft

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Using a unique approach, the author explores the disaster of the titanic through the lives of fifty people linked to the sinking, from all walks of life and geographical regions.

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Titanic: 'Iceberg Ahead': The Story of the Disaster By Some of those Who Were There by James W Bancroft

To have sailed on 'the voyage of the century' aboard White Star Line's RMS _Titanic_ - described at the time as 'a floating palace' - was like being one of the first passengers to fly on Concorde. On 10 April 1912, people from all walks of life began embarking on _Titanic_, then the largest ship afloat, for what was to be the trip of a lifetime on the ship's maiden voyage across the north Atlantic. Many were looking forward to starting new lives in the United States. However, just before midnight on Sunday, 14 April 1912, _Titanic_'s crew began to send out distress signals stating, 'We have struck an iceberg'. The liner had been steaming at speed when it collided with an enormous iceberg which stripped off her bilge under the waterline for more than 100 yards, opened up five of the front compartments and flooded the coal bunker servicing one of the boilers. The damage was fatal, and some three hours after the disaster began to unfold the last visible part of _Titanic_ slipped beneath the waves. There were only sixteen lifeboats and four collapsible dinghies - which was completely insufficient for the number of passengers making the crossing. As a consequence, more than 1,500 passengers and crew died: two out of every three people onboard perished. Much has been written about the _Titanic_ disaster, and it has been the subject matter for several films. The author is well-known for his depth of research and his attention to detail, and in a new style of format, he has selected fifty people involved in the disaster, and by using their specific eyewitness accounts he has managed to make the confusing situation much clearer, making it possible for the reader to experience the dreadful events as they unfolded. The book also includes biographical tributes to the fifty people, who came from all walks of life and geographical regions, telling who they were, their experiences during the disaster, and what happened to those who were fortunate enough to survive.

About James W Bancroft

JAMES BANCROFT has produced more than 100 books and articles, the subjects of which reflect his varied interests. He has contributed a number of articles for _The New Oxford Dictionary of National Biograph_y, and his book _Rorke's Drift: The Zulu War, 1879_ has been re-printed seven times. His JWB Historical Library, compiled over four decades, is one of the largest private collections of its kind in the world. When he is not writing, James enjoys singing and playing and listening to music, and being with his growing family.

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NGR9781526772060
9781526772060
152677206X
Titanic: 'Iceberg Ahead': The Story of the Disaster By Some of those Who Were There by James W Bancroft
New
Hardback
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
2021-03-05
240
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