- 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?
It also had a huge effect on Canada (which was a part of the British Empire at the time) as well, especially here in Toronto. The mayor at the time organized a relief fund to aid the victims families, which collected a substantial amount of money.the sinking of the 'Titanic' caused a massive sensation in England, the States and (to a slightly lesser extent) on the Continent.
I disagree and that's never been my interpretation. My read on it is, that people no matter if they were English or French speaking still felt much sorrow and grief. Similar to saying that the Chinese didn't feel sad about it, whereas the Hungarian's did and as we know, both cultures were represented on board.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.
Good point, it's a possibility. Just like the English and the French don't get along.Perhaps HRH the Duke of Connaught was biased toward the English-Canadians, being English rather than French by birth, or against the French-Canadians.
How true! Some things just never change.our two founding strains did not (and do not) get along in complete harmony.
Thanks, I appreciate it. Whenever you can post it is fine, but no rush.I can easily, and will gladly, supply the exact quotation from, and appropriate reference for, the Duke's letter to his sister.
Pardon me, I did not realize that this is what you were saying in your previous post. With that in mind, then I agree with you that HRH felt more of a personal attachment to the English-Canadians, rather than the French-Canadians.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.