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When the Titanic sank, it took along everything that was with it, including many passengers. At 11:40 p.m. on April 14th 1912, the White Star Line’s ‘unsinkable’ new flagship, the Titanic, hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic ocean. 25 minutes later, Captain Edward J. Smith made the call for the lifeboats to be uncovered, having realised the ship—designed to stay afloat even if three of its 16 bulwarks were flooded—was sinking. In a little over two and a half hours, the unthinkable had happened, and the unsinkable had sunk.

Everyone knows this stuff, right? If you’ve watched the 3 hour James Cameron movie—and let’s face it, everyone has—you know that the Carpathia didn’t arrive quickly enough, that the Titanic snapped in half, and that nearly two thirds of the passengers on board (1,517 out of 2,222) passengers sadly perished in the freezing waters. But there’s a whole lot more to the story than just the headlines...

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Get a sneak peek of the new scientific evidence that will blow apart the myths and forever change the way you look at the Titanic tragedy. From: TITANIC'S FINAL MYSTERY http://bit.ly/1mAG7HH
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CURIOSITY continues Sunday, September 11 at 8PM e/p with Curiosity: What's Beneath America? | http://curiosity.discovery.com/#mkcpgn=ytdsc1 | After two hours of water penetrating the Titanic, the ship sank just after 2am.
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CURIOSITY continues Sunday, September 11 at 8PM e/p with Curiosity: What's Beneath America? | http://curiosity.discovery.com/#mkcpgn=ytdsc1 | After Titanic struck an iceberg, water began to rapidly invade the ship.
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Aboard the Titanic, there were only enough lifeboats to carry a little more than half of the passengers. And in 1912, they thought this was plenty.
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For more original Titanic videos visit the Titanic Centenary Collection in the British Pathe free film archive: http://www.britishpathe.com/workspaces/show/BritishPathe/Titanic-Centenary-Collection/thumb Titanic - Genuine 1912 Footage. This newsreel (without the music)would have been shown in the cinemas at the time of the disaster. Footage includes the Titanic leaving Belfast Lough for Southampton on April 2nd, 1912. Captain Smith on the Bridge of the Titanic. The video also shows various ships such the Carparthia returning from rescuing survivors. Journalists interviewing survivors. Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of long distance radio transmission and who was credited with saving those who were saved because of his marvelous invention. Although it says this was shot on April 2nd, 2012, British Pathe think it was probably earlier. The ship still looks like work is being done to it with lots of workmen still around. The Titanic's name is in black as is other parts of the ship which ultimately ended up as white. There is also a workman's loo which can clearly be seen dangling off the left hand side of the ship - this surely would have been removed before setting sail. Watch the original newsreel here: http://www.britishpathe.com/video/titanic-disaster-1/query/titanic+disaster Subscribe to British Pathe: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Follow us on Twitter: @britishpathe.com Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-British-Path%C3%A9-Film-Archive/11304874870...
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Was the Titanic going too fast? Was the captain drunk? Were the lookouts distracted? Many people have been accused of being at fault, but was anyone really to blame for the tragedy? From: TITANIC'S FINAL MYSTERY http://bit.ly/1p7f6NB
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The Titanic Centenerary Collection: http://www.britishpathe.com/workspaces/show/BritishPathe/Titanic-Centenary-Collection/thumb (All of the original films and newsreels from British Pathe) Titanic footage and survivors interviews. On 14 April 1912, on her maiden voyage, the passenger liner RMS Titanic hit an iceberg. More than 1500 men, women and children perished. This is a short television documentary about the sinking of the Titanic, including interviews with survivors talking about their experiences and their escape. From: http://www.britishpathe.com

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