The Watcher Cat

The Watcher Cat

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Century Ago...

...RMS Titanic began her maiden, and final voyage.

The story has fascinated me from my childhood, when I read Walter Lord's A Night to Remember. Antiquated now as a work of scholarship, Lord's book managed to convey the mythic aspect of the disaster. I remember poring over the book, and the blueprints of the vessel my father got for me.

The real end of the Edwardian Age, the forerunner for World War I, its sinking has been called.

When the legend and the history conflict, Hollywood advises, print the legend.

And so Hollywood has:

But even a century on, the lost deserve remembrance in truth, not legend.

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