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The Sinking of the Titanic

History Hit

17 Sep 2020

At noon on 10 April 1912, crowds gathered at Southampton to watch the maiden
voyage of the World’s largest ship. RMS Titanic.

A sleek, modern luxurious liner that was offering a safe and fast crossing of the
Atlantic Ocean. Titanic was said to be invincible.

She cruised down Southampton waters on her maiden voyage to North America,
watched by large crowds. But she would never reach New York.

Barely 5 days after leaving Southampton she was gone, swallowed up by the Atlantic
after striking an iceberg. The maritime disaster that struck Titanic has made her the
most famous ship in history, with many myths emerging about what happened that
fateful night on 14/15 April.

This eBook aims to sort the fact from the fiction about this maritime disaster.
Included also are two articles about the actual worst maritime disaster in history: the
sinking of ‘Hitler’s Titanic’, the Wilhelm Gustloff, 75 years ago.

Detailed articles explain key topics, edited from various History Hit resources.
Included in this eBook are articles written for History Hit by leading historians
including Titanic expert Tim Maltin and World War Two author Roger Moorhouse.
Features written by History Hit staff past and present are also included.

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