Skip to comments.1340 PERISH AS TITANIC SINKS; ONLY 886, MOSTLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN, RESCUED
Posted on 04/16/2018 7:14:32 AM PDT by NRx
SURVIVORS EIGHT HOURS IN BOATS- CROWDS BESIEGE WHITE STAR OFFICE- Wireless From Olympic's Captain Gives News and Weeping Women gather at White Star Offices to Learn Fate of Relatives- Vincent Astor Seeks News- On Early Bulletin Two of Straus Family Started for Halifax to Meet Mr. And Mrs. Isidor Straus. Line Officials Only Able to Tell Inquirers That but 675 of 2200 Were Saved- No Word From Virginian or Parisian Which Vice-President Franklin Hopes Saved Others- Disaster Greatest in History if Hope is Unfounded- Captain Believed to Have Gone Down at His Post of Duty
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The lone disaster in history where women and children were NOT “hit hardest”...
Don’t be fooled. This is a 1912 headline.
Today the headline would read “Global warming causes iceberg to strike ocean liner”.
Many captains of industry aboard that ship. I wonder what would be different today had they survived.
Man this ship sinks more than any ship in history.
There’s that famous “male privilege” exemplified in the headline.
The arrogance of British command going full speed ahead in icy waters and the utter stupidity of the Californian who could have saved so many lives. It all adds up to an incredible true-life story - a thumbnail sketch of how man falls short.
Polar bears hardest hit.
I recently read that one of the few men who survived was the chairman of the White Star line, the company that built and operated the Titanic. He lived under a cloud of accusations of cowardice for the rest of his life. I suppose nowadays he could just say he identified as a woman and everyone would be outraged that he didn’t get the first seat on a lifeboat.
I suppose nowadays he could just say he identified as a woman and everyone would be outraged that he didnt get the first seat on a lifeboat.
Sinking Ship (Cyanide and Happiness)
If mussies had been on board all the women and children would have died...after they were raped. No apologies!
If you just got that newspaper then you need to update your internet speed! You must have a really slow modem.
I sat and watched a real-time YouTube last night of the 2 hours and 40 minutes including when they hit the iceberg til it went under. I will never get on a cruise ship. :-)
Today it would read, HUNDREDS DEAD, EXPERTS CITE TRUMP INACTION.
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