New York Daily News-April 15, 1934 Retrospective on Sinking

Eric Paddon

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I have not been to this place in a number of years but due to changes in my professional life, I find I now have access to a number of subscriber data bases that allow for quick access to many historical newspaper articles. Random searching recently revealed this fascinating six page feature on the anniversary of the sinking in 1934 in the New York Daily News. I was struck by the magnitude of this article as it was not on a particular round number figure anniversary and how it also represented an attempt to revisit it after a number of years had elapsed but when a higher percentage of survivors were still alive compared to the 1950s. The Daily News even attempted to contact Bruce Ismay who responded with a short and curt refusal to answer any of the questions submitted to him.
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Rob Lawes

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There are some wonderfully fanciful parts to that story. 2 lifeboats sucked into the sea and two more dashed to pieces. Presumably corruptions of the events surrounding the launches of boats 13 and 15 and the two remaining collapsibles. A member of the black gang attempting to stab Phillips so Bride shot him dead. Wow. Its no wonder how many false stories filter down through history.

I await with amusement the first thread asking "Did Bride shoot dead a stoker?"

A really interesting find. Thanks for sharing.