Tuesday, April 10, 2012

100th Anniversary of the Titanic

Today marks the 100-year anniversary of the day the Titanic set sail.

It left from Southampton, England on April 10, 1912 and made stops in Cherbourg, France and Queenstown, Ireland before heading westwards over the Atlantic to New York. Four days along the in the big journey, on April 14, Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40pm. Over the next 2½ hours, the ship gradually filled with water and at 2:20am on April 15, it broke up and sank, bow-first, with over 1000 people still on board, not rescued.

Since then, we have remembered this tragedy with movies, documentaries, books, and even fictional stories. Take a look at a few from our collection:

Titanic: Voices From The Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

SOS Titanic by Eve Bunting

Titanic Sinks! by Barry Denenberg

Explore Titanic: Breathtaking New Pictures, Recreated With Digital Technology by Peter Chrisp

Titanic by Simon Adams

Kaspar The Titanic Cat by Michael Morpurgo

Titanic: The Long Night by Diane Hoh

Titanic: April 14, 1912 by K. Duey and K.A. Bale

882½ Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic by Hugh Brewster and Laurie Coulter

Titanic Crossing by Barbara Williams

Unsinkable by Gordon Korman

1 comment:

  1. Titanic at the National Archives -- 100 Years - YouTube
    As the archival repository for the records for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, the National Archives at New York City holds records in the admiralty case files related to Titanic, specifically the petition filed by the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, as the owner of Titanic, for limitation of liability. Among the documents are depositions of surviving passengers, blueprints of the ship, claims of loss and photographs. Often in the first person, they tell the story of the sinking in dramatic detail. In this video National Archives archivist Bonnie Sauer, public programs specialist Dorothy Dougherty, education specialist Christopher Zarr, education technician Sara Pasquerello, and volunteer William Roaka talk about their favorite Titanic documents in the holdings. The documents are available to the public in New York City, and many can also be viewed on the National Archives' online research system, ARC.



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