Moving images: Titanic comes to life in only existing film footage of doomed liner -...


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Yes, but if you want to see the footage you can find it nearly everywhere. Here is a good copy.


It is not very long and show Titanic in the dry dock (Thompson Graving Dock) in Belfast on February 3rd 1912. That was before work on the forward A Deck started to enclose it.
 

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Good and interesting footage. Was that contraption with long tubes hanging down the side of the ship really makeshift toilets for the workmen? Er, I hope that they only used it for "Number One"?
 

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That's a corker, Ioannis! Has more holes in it than a Grueyer cheese

"Before the disaster, Captain Smith on the Bridge". Perhaps, but not on the bridge of Titanic... he's wearing summer whites. :rolleyes:

"Carpathia nearing New York with the survivors". Where's Titanic's lifeboats?:( They were loaded onto Carpathia's decks etc.

"Captain ROSTRUM? of the Carpathia"?:eek:

"Quartermaster Hichens who went down with the ship"?o_O

"Father Hogue, a passenger on Titanic who first sighted the Titanic life boats". So what was it that Captain Rostron saw at 2-40 am? According to him, he was first to see Boxhall's green flares.
 

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Arun, these were known as "Thunder Boxes" and were still in use in the South Pacific in the 1950's. You can guess at why they were so named.:confused:
I'd rather not guess, thank you very much. Somehow, I am beginning to lose my sense of nostalgia!
 

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Arun, these were known as "Thunder Boxes" and were still in use in the South Pacific in the 1950's. You can guess at why they were so named.:confused:
This #%&*@! thing is haunting my imagination! I hope those guys hosed down and cleaned-up after their....er...."thundering" :eek:
 

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The term thunderbox was much used in India during the British raj. They were in the form of a more or less cubical box, sometimes quite elegantly made.

In Australia you can buy Jimmy's Thunder Box, for bush camping. Just $119-90.
 

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OK, why call it the "Thunder" box? Was the diet back then such that when people "went" they made a lot of noise? :eek::eek::eek::eek:
 

Arun Vajpey

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You got my name perfectly right Jim, although I confess that (most of the time at least) I am a 'silent' person. ;)
 

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Of the two ABs standing left at 00:59 I know the shorter one is William Lucas. I don't know who's the other fellow.
 

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