I Was There – Titanic Survivors speaking over the years



Commander Lightoller gives his version of events on the fateful night in April 1912.



Edith Russell recalls how nobody took the incident seriously at first. They had snowball fights with ice from the iceberg, and Edith carefully locked up her valuables before reluctantly making her way to the lifeboats. She reveals details of her inappropriate attire – a tight sheath dress and velvet pumps – and her toy pig, which she carried to safety. http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/titanic/5051.shtml


Eva Hart was seven years old when she and her parents (pictured above) boarded the Titanic on its maiden voyage. Speaking to Roger Clark 75 years later, she shares her personal account of the disaster in vivid detail, from her mother’s first premonitions of doom to the years after the tragedy, which saw her become a minor celebrity. http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/titanic/5058.shtml


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