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Titanic 2

April 15th marks the centenary of one of the greatest maritime tragedies of all time – the sinking of the Titanic. The ship, which was built at the Harland and Wolff’s Belfast shipyard, was deemed to be “virtually unsinkable” by its makers – a declaration which proved to be fatally untrue. A total of 1,517 people lost their lives in the tragedy as a lifeboat shortage, and the fact that … [Read more...]