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Eric Sauder

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Got this from Simon Mills today.

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Brentwood Communications International Inc.
In Association with The Discovery Channel

Present
"INSIDE THE BRITANNIC"

Take a journey to the resting place of Titanic's sunken sister ship.

WORLD PREMIERE
Wednesday, November 6th, 2002 at 10pm EST/PST, repeat at 1am EST/PST
Replays:
Saturday, December 28th, 2002 at 1pm EST/PST
Wednesday, February 12th, 2003 at 10pm EST/PST, repeat at 1am EST/PST

The Britannic … a proud titan of the ocean … along with the Olympic and Titanic, she was to be a member of the White Star Line's elite trio of grand ships … a jewel of the sea carrying patrons back and forth across the Atlantic in the lucrative race for passenger dollars. Her builders hoped she would bring the White Star line back to prominence after the Titanic tragedy. She was larger and safer. Yet today she sits at the bottom of the Mediterranean, a victim of World War one and a relic of her time. "Inside the Britannic" tells the story of the HMHS Britannic, the largest ship liner ever lost at sea. Through exhaustive research, scientific testing and analysis on the Britannic shipwreck this program brings more insight into her use during World War I and her mysterious sinking. Did she hit a mine? Or was she sunk by a German U-Boat? Armed with state of the art equipment, a group of elite divers have produced never before seen video footage, including a look into the inner wreck, a place not seen since 1916. "Inside the Britannic" also takes a historical look at the ship, its relationship with her sisters, the Titanic and the Olympic, as well as the company responsible for their creation - the White Star Line. Come "Inside the Britannic" on a journey to unveil the truth behind the demise of the largest ship liner ever sunk.
 
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Thanks for the heads-up Eric. I'll be watching for this one. It'll be interesting to see what they come up with on the mine vs. torpedo debate. (Of course, either one could really spoil your day!)
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Hi Eric,

This sounds like the same one I posted about a few weeks ago, that was on the History Channel.

In any case I'll look out for it, that's if the Discovery Channel decides to air it here.

Thanks for the info.

Best regards,

Jason
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Remco Hillen

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I was wondering if anyone catched this documentary? I suppose it was on the American Discovery Channel, as it didn't air overhere.

I assume there were some interesting things to see, with the very limited amount of Britannic wreck info available.

Anyone?

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I was able to catch it, though I didn't tape it, unfortunately.

One thing that caught my eye was the exploration of the forward GSC. While the weather cover was intact (there was faint light visible through the skylight windows,) the dome itself was shattered, and in pieces on the "floor" of the staircase. Some were in large pieces, but not enough to make a definite dome.

The expedition also went into the forward hull, through the impact damage in the bow. Evidently, they were unable to find any traces of "suspicious" cargo of any sort.

I hope it's on again, so I can get a chance to record it. My only concern was that they constantly referred back to the Titanic and Britannic's relationship with her.


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