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Rowing for their lives: The poignant photographs of the aftermath of the sinking of the Titanic
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Posted on 10/19/2011 12:04:29 PM PDT by alexmai

Astonishing unseen photographs of the aftermath of the Titanic disaster have emerged after 99 years. The black and white pictures show an iceberg at the site of the tragedy - and may even be the one that sunk the luxury liner. Another image shows two lifeboats packed full of survivors rowing for safety following the 1912 disaster in which 1,517 people died.

Survivors from the Titanic are pictured here rowing towards rescue ship the Carpathia in what appear to be relatively calm seas

Danger ahead: Taken from a rescue vessel, this photograph shows an iceberg in the distance - perhaps even the one that sank the luxury liner

The archive of letters and photographs are owned by the family of survivors John and Nelle Snyder, who were returning from their honeymoon when the tragedy struck. The pair are pictured here in the clothes they escaped in The remarkable archive includes a survivor's letter containing a moving first hand account of the sinking, which tells how the rows of portholes 'disappeared one by one'. It was written by first class passenger John Snyder who was returning to America on the doomed liner with his new bride Nelle from their honeymoon. He described how they were woken following the 'bump' and that he owed his life to his wife who made him see what was going on even though he wanted to go back to bed. He explained how they were almost the first people in the life boat because others thought it safer to stay on the 'big boat'.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; photographs; photography; titanic
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1 posted on 10/19/2011 12:04:32 PM PDT by alexmai
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To: alexmai

OK, the first person to post a link to “That Song” gets a big ZOT from the rest of us.


2 posted on 10/19/2011 12:06:51 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

Titanic in Five Seconds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuSdU8tbcHY


3 posted on 10/19/2011 12:09:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: alexmai

4 posted on 10/19/2011 12:11:21 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: NavyCanDo

“OK, the first person to post a link to “That Song” gets a big ZOT from the rest of us.”

And also, a signed picture of Obama.


5 posted on 10/19/2011 12:13:24 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: NavyCanDo

This link?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0


6 posted on 10/19/2011 12:14:51 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: alexmai

Fascinating details of some of the passengers’ stories in the article. A very good read.


7 posted on 10/19/2011 12:15:11 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: NavyCanDo
.....Just kidding....!!!
8 posted on 10/19/2011 12:15:49 PM PDT by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: alexmai
A press report at the time suggested that before the Titanic sank someone on deck shouted 'put in the brides and grooms first' and that was why the Snyders were saved.
I'll bet that "someone" was John Synder.
9 posted on 10/19/2011 12:18:01 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: TheCause
dittoes...


10 posted on 10/19/2011 12:18:07 PM PDT by C210N (zer0 - a Marxonist spreading the flames of obamunism wherever he goes.)
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To: alexmai

They definately filled both of those boats. Thank God the sea was calm.


11 posted on 10/19/2011 12:18:22 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: NavyCanDo

The “say” it was an accident but the truth can be found here.

http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=af07

As of this writing, there are only two living survivors of the Titanic, and both of them claim to have been babies and too young to remember what happened.

HOW CONVENIENT!!!

Even though some of the world’s richest and most famous passengers were on the ship, not a single video was made of the Titanic sinking.

HOW CONVENIENT!!!

Abraham Lincoln dies the exact same day the Titanic sinks, except 47 years prior! The Titanic had the capacity to carry 3,547 passengers aboard! They both have 47!!!!

COINCIDENCE???


12 posted on 10/19/2011 12:19:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: alexmai

Thanks


13 posted on 10/19/2011 12:22:59 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Huskrrrr
They definately filled both of those boats. Thank God the sea was calm.

If the sea hadn't been so calm, they would have seen the waves breaking against the iceberg soon enough to have been able to avoid it.

14 posted on 10/19/2011 12:23:00 PM PDT by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek
LOL! My laugh of the day. You have mastered the non sequitur.
15 posted on 10/19/2011 12:24:14 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: alexmai

The Titanic was doomed as soon as they stated it was unsinkable. No way the Powers That Be were going to let that one pass.


16 posted on 10/19/2011 12:25:26 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: cripplecreek

Ok, put down the http://www.coasttocoastam.com with George Nooory.

LOL


17 posted on 10/19/2011 12:25:53 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: cripplecreek

I heard the Jews sank the Titanic.

No, it was an iceberg.

Iceberg, Goldberg, Greenberg, what’s the difference?


18 posted on 10/19/2011 12:27:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek

Notice how only a small number of fatalities were ever recovered from the sea?

What happened to the rest of them?! All the evidence points to abduction by extraterrestrials!


19 posted on 10/19/2011 12:29:23 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: atc23

Well everybody knows that metal is stronger than ice. LOL


20 posted on 10/19/2011 12:30:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: C210N
One more:


21 posted on 10/19/2011 12:30:32 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Da Coyote

You forgot to mention having to wake up next to Helen Thomas the next day.

Or is that too cruel and unusual?


22 posted on 10/19/2011 12:30:47 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: atc23

Freakishly subhumanly skinny Obamalike reptilians


23 posted on 10/19/2011 12:31:07 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: dfwgator

Amish.


24 posted on 10/19/2011 12:31:52 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Pilot: n. The Highest Form Of Life On Earth)
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To: atc23
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25 posted on 10/19/2011 12:32:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: atc23
Here's the sad reality of that fateful night.
26 posted on 10/19/2011 12:33:48 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: cripplecreek
Well everybody knows that metal is stronger than ice. LOL

You might want to visit TheLusitaniaWasAnInsideJob.com :-)

27 posted on 10/19/2011 12:37:11 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: TheCause

Hated the movie.( A feel good film about drowning?)
Loved the song. Still do.
Dion has some pipes!


28 posted on 10/19/2011 12:38:26 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: atc23

Bush’s fault.


29 posted on 10/19/2011 12:41:46 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: cripplecreek

And that it won’t melt in a fire too


30 posted on 10/19/2011 12:43:46 PM PDT by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

R.M.S. Titanic Maru


31 posted on 10/19/2011 12:46:00 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Wissa
If the sea hadn't been so calm, they would have seen the waves breaking against the iceberg soon enough to have been able to avoid it.

If they had turned sooner, they would have missed it. If they had turned later, they would have hit it head-on, crumpled the first few bulkheads, but survived because the water wouldn't have been able to reach back further.

Which was the plan, of course, because it wasn't the Titanic that sank - it was the Olympic, that had been name-swapped for insurance purposes after a collision. That's why they coaxed the captain out of retirement to sleep through a full-speed order through a known ice field in the middle of the night.

They just didn't count on a side-swipe.

32 posted on 10/19/2011 12:47:03 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Talisker
If the sea hadn't been so calm, they would have seen the waves breaking against the iceberg soon enough to have been able to avoid it.

If the guy in the engine room hadn't gotten flustered and done what was appropriate for the older ships he had served on the ship wouldn't have hit the iceberg either.
33 posted on 10/19/2011 12:50:50 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: cripplecreek
You forgot to add "I think not!"


34 posted on 10/19/2011 12:51:29 PM PDT by Iron Munro ('We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them.' -- Mitt Romney)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Well I cheered when Leo went to the bottom.


35 posted on 10/19/2011 12:51:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: aruanan
If the guy in the engine room hadn't gotten flustered and done what was appropriate for the older ships he had served on the ship wouldn't have hit the iceberg either.

Woah - this is a new one on me. Please explain further.

36 posted on 10/19/2011 12:56:04 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I KNEW it! Finally someone posted the truth!


37 posted on 10/19/2011 12:57:25 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: KoRn

38 posted on 10/19/2011 12:59:33 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for the link! Such a clever way to make a point... lol Coincidence? I think NOT!


39 posted on 10/19/2011 1:01:19 PM PDT by ToxicMich (If I catch you sleeping in this space AGAIN, I'M GONNA KICK YOUR # "?/%")
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To: dfwgator

You have that wrong.

It was all Bush’s fault.


40 posted on 10/19/2011 1:03:08 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: alexmai
The first comment in the comments section:

There is a growing consensus that Titanic was not destroyed by an iceberg but was sunk by a mystery gunboat. Witnesses on other ships have stated that they saw a powerful dark ship in the area where Titanic finally sank. Why would anybody do such a thing? Well, many have theorised that a large delegation of bankers opposed to the Federal Reserve were onboard the titanic enroute to the US to actively oppose the greatest evil ever founded to make war upon mankind. sounds about right to me.

Titanic Truthers.

41 posted on 10/19/2011 1:05:21 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: SueRae

Daily Mail stories always seem to be a good read. Well written and they tell you just what you want to know.


42 posted on 10/19/2011 1:08:10 PM PDT by firebrand (Why didn't they impeach him before he started the revolution?)
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To: dead

Obama will NEVER have a physique like that — never, ever!


43 posted on 10/19/2011 1:09:26 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: cripplecreek

Funny stuff.


44 posted on 10/19/2011 1:09:38 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: C210N

LMAO - outstanding


45 posted on 10/19/2011 1:10:34 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: cripplecreek

There is always a conspiracy theory. John Astor was one of those who died in the sinking of the Titanic. It has been said that he was leader of a group of banker types that were concerned about the Federal Reserve’s power and was going back to the States to talk about dismantling the Fed.


46 posted on 10/19/2011 1:11:33 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: alexmai

“this photograph shows an iceberg in the distance - perhaps even the one that sank the luxury liner “

This was a fast, rogue iceberg calved by ... global warming. When will mankind wake up and smell the coffee?


47 posted on 10/19/2011 1:13:51 PM PDT by tumblindice (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: TheCause

48 posted on 10/19/2011 1:13:59 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: alexmai

I’m calling bs.

This was long before the “media age” of instant cameras and what not. Cameras were heavy pieces of equipment. Explain to me how a couple fled for their lives, exhausted from a night of rowing, listening to a night of screaming, sobbing and dying, finally being rescued and their thought was:

“Look, honey! A Kodak moment! Let’s get a picture!”

How exactly were they able to flee without damaging the camera and the film? Then to be developed clearly back when photo development methods were expensive and rudimentary compared to today’s methods? And then it somehow stays hidden for 99 years?

I’m not buying it. It’s photoshopped or a total hoax.


49 posted on 10/19/2011 1:21:02 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: tumblindice
I think the truthers are right on this. The Titanic was hit by a missile, with rumors of nearby navy vessels. A recent FOIA picture just released, while not proof, is pretty damn close...


50 posted on 10/19/2011 1:29:32 PM PDT by C210N (zer0 - a Marxonist spreading the flames of obamunism wherever he goes.)
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