Age boys were considered "men"

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George Jacub

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You can hear Frank Goldsmith tell in his own voice the story of Alfred Rush (and the rest of his experience) here:


He was recorded speaking to the Rotary Club of Mansfield on Dec. 6, 1977.
 
Kate Offerty

Kate Offerty

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I believe that Harold Lowe himself joined the merchant marine at 13, which might explain his lack of sympathy for the boy in Boat 14.

Likewise, Lightoller, also strict about boys in lifeboats, went to sea at age 14. Though it's harsh to our modern eyes, it tracks that these officers who'd "become men" at such a young age wouldn't necessarily consider teenagers to be children.
 
Arun Vajpey

Arun Vajpey

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Lightoller, also strict about boys in lifeboats, went to sea at age 14. Though it's harsh to our modern eyes, it tracks that these officers who'd "become men" at such a young age wouldn't necessarily consider teenagers to be children.
Yes, that's a good point to consider from Lightoller's perspective.
 
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Brad Walton

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You can hear Frank Goldsmith tell in his own voice the story of Alfred Rush (and the rest of his experience) here:


He was recorded speaking to the Rotary Club of Mansfield on Dec. 6, 1977.
Thanks for posting that. I had never heard it before.
 
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