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happened. At first, passengers were so unconcerned that they remained in their staterooms to dress for dinner. By 1:30 A.M. panic has begun among some of the passengers. In the tomb that was once a ship, all that remain are China teacups and brass latches, porcelain toilets, and perhaps teeth – nearby all else has been devoured: wooden decks, the rich Victorian woodwork, human beings and their clothing – all except for shoes protected from scavengers by their tannin. Some 150 items retrieved by the French sub Nautili went on display at Londons National Maritime Museum in Oct. 1994. protected too is the ships steel. The first memorials to Titanics victims were the church services in commemoration of the dead and Thanksgiving for the living. As the days passed the enormity of

the loss of life became evident, and relief programmers were established. The event becomes dim in the minds of new but the monuments stand, and assurance that – as long as tides flow, as long as people sail – the memory of Titanics courageous and gallant men and women will never fade. It is through the appalling tragedy that befell her during her owe voyage that the worldbest knows of her today. Perhaps Historys most famous ship, she is remembered through memories and motion pictures; through songs and scraps of yellowing newspapers; through reminiscences of her survivors as recurring anniversary observances as, fortunately she of remembered through pictures. For during the brief of her existence, the new hobby and profession of photography ensured a record of her beauty,

her people and their loss. In the disasters aftermath, reaction set in, reaction which was to change the way people thought about the sea and the ships that sailed on it. The sinking of the Titanic remains the most famous of all maritime disasters. At least in parts because of the mystery surroundings its cause over an answer – from scientific expeditions in manned submersibles to court cases and investigative reporting. It? took many years and a certain serendipity? to obtain the pieces of the Titanics hull that underwent metallurgical tests at a candian government laboratory in Nova Scotia latelast year. New theories about ships demise continue to spring up. James G/ Vlary, who specializes in maritime subjects, believes he too has uncovered some startling new information

about the Titanics last moments. In his book Superstitions of The sea , clary claims there is : substantial and documental proof 1 that the engines on the Titanic were restarted and ran for as long as 30 minutes after it hit the iceberg and stopped. in doing so,[Clary concludes] , she undoubtedly hastened hull to greatly reduce the precious time she had left before foundering 2. She was not the worlds fastest ship. Nor was she the first of a new class. She was not the largest liner ever built3., nor the most costly. The documentation of her conception, design and construction has not withstood the? passage of time well. Two world wars. indifference, corporate rivalries, accident. Reglect and even late 20th century political activity have conspired to deprive historians of much

that might be known about her. The story of Titanic began in 1867. The final chapter is yet to be written. As we? see boilers, positions and cylinder beds strewn across the ocean floor of the great engines. Perhaps we might sense the vibrations that drove the vessel onward. Then, in a sudden burst of reality we might hear distantly. once again, there rings of the bell :iceberg right ahead…. In the photographs to come you shall surely see the actual places where the bravest of the brave newed our their mighty deeds of heroism and? self-sacrifice which shall never fade. Then we shall truly be able to evasion the pride and splendor, the glorious drama, the terrible tragedy, the legend which has become – and ever shall be – Titanic.