- Sep 4, 2007
Right after the tragedy, what was the average person's reaction to the news? Did they care? And how far did the news travel - all over the world or just in certain parts of it?
the sinking of the 'Titanic' caused a massive sensation in England, the States and (to a slightly lesser extent) on the Continent.
but I found it interesting that, in that part of the world at least, the tragedy was regarded as rather less of an 'English' concern.
Perhaps HRH the Duke of Connaught was biased toward the English-Canadians, being English rather than French by birth, or against the French-Canadians.
our two founding strains did not (and do not) get along in complete harmony.
I can easily, and will gladly, supply the exact quotation from, and appropriate reference for, the Duke's letter to his sister.
I'm afraid to say that this is PRECISELY my interpretation. HRH was relieved that the disaster had taken rather less of a toll among English-Canadians than French-Canadians.