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White Star Line: boeken - RMS Britannic en RMS Titanic

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Exploring the Britannic : The life, last voyage and wreck of Titanic's tragic twin

Launched in 1914, two years after the ill-fated voyage of her sister ship, RMS Titanic, the Britannic was intended to be superior to her tragic twin in every way. But war intervened and in 1915 she was requisitioned as a hospital ship.
Just one year later, while on her way to collect troops wounded in the Balkans campaign, she fell victim to a mine laid by a German U-boat and tragically sank in the middle of the Aegean Sea.

There her wreck lay, at a depth of 400 feet, until it was discovered 59 years later by legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau. In 1996 the wreck was bought by the author of this book, Simon Mills. Exploring the Britannic tells the complete story of this enigmatic ship: her construction, launch and life, her fateful last voyage, and the historical findings resulting from the exploration of the well-preserved wreck over a period of 40 years.

With remarkable sonar scans and many never before seen photographs of the wreck, plus fold-out sections of the original Harland & Wolff ship plans, not previously published in their entirety, Exploring the Britannic finally details how the mysteries surrounding the 100-year-old enigma were laid to rest, and what the future might also hold for her.

Auteur:Simon Mills
Uitvoering:272 blz, 25.5 x 19.5 x 2.4 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:rijk geïllustreerd met z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Adlard Coles (GB, 2019)
EAN:9781472954923
Boek: Exploring the Britannic : The life, last voyage and wreck of Titanic's tragic twin

Exploring the Britannic : The life, last voyage and wreck of Titanic's tragic twin

Taal: Engels

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Titanic in Photographs

In this evocative collection of photographs the full story of Titanic is told, set against the backdrop of the great race to build the biggest and best passenger liner.
From her genesis in the shipyard of Harland & Wolff to the anticipation of her launch and through her fitting out and sea trials, the excitement of Titanic's maiden voyage is keenly evident in the many rare and unusual images in this book.

Looking at her departure from Southampton and her stops at Cherbourg and Queenstown, and including many photos never before published, this book follows the story to its tragic conclusion, the role of Carpathia and the aftermath of this shattering disaster.

Auteur:Daniel Klistorner
Uitvoering:160 blz, 25 x 25 x 1.1 cm, softcover
Illustraties:250 z/w- en 40 kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:The History Press Ltd (GB, 2013)
EAN:9780752499536
Boek: Titanic in Photographs

Titanic in Photographs

Taal: Engels

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On a Sea of Glass - The Life and Loss of the RMS Titanic

On the night of 14/15 April 1912, a brandnew, supposedly unsinkable ship, the largest and most luxurious vessel in the world at the time, collided with an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage. Of the 2,208 people on board, only 712 were saved. The rest either drowned or froze to death in the icy-cold waters of the North Atlantic. How could this 'unsinkable' vessel sink and why did so few of those aboard survive?

The authors bring the tragedy to life, telling the story of the ship's design, construction and maiden voyage. The stories of individuals who sailed on her, many previously known only as names on yellowing passenger and crew lists, are brought to light using rarely-seen accounts of the sinking. The stories of passengers of all classes and crewmembers alike, are explored. They tell the dramatic stories of lives lost and people saved, of the rescue ship Carpathia, and of the aftermath of the sinking. Never again would a large passenger liner sail without lifeboats for all.
Despite the tragedy, the sinking of the Titanic indirectly led to untold numbers of lives being saved due to new regulations that came into force after the tragedy.

Profusely illustrated, including many rare and unique views of the ship and those who sailed on her, this is as accurate and engrossing a telling of the life of the White Star Line's Titanic and her sinking as you will read anywhere. Made special by the use of so many rare survivor accounts from the eye witnesses to that night to remember, the narrative places the reader in the middle of the maiden voyage, and brings the tragic sinking to life as never before.

Auteur:Tad Fitch, J. Kent Layton
Uitvoering:464 blz, 25 x 17 x 3.4 cm, softcover
Illustraties:300 z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2015)
EAN:9781445647012
Boek: On a Sea of Glass - The Life and Loss of the RMS Titanic

On a Sea of Glass - The Life and Loss of the RMS Titanic

Taal: Engels

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Laatste update:13-07-2024