Titanic - The Danish Stories


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In the spring of 1912, 12 Danish passengers buy a ticket to the American Dream and board the RMS Titanic. Amongst them are the successful locomotive engineer, Jacob Milling, the maid Karla, the beer wagon driver Hans Peter, the farmhand Hans Givard and the barber Claus Peter. Also boarding White Star Line’s luxurious liner is the only Scandinavian crew member, the Danish steward, Charles Valdemar Jensen.


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In Titanic – The Danish stories, we learn about the lives of the 13 Danes about to embark in Southampton. As they cross the Atlantic, we experience how their voyage on the “Ship of Dreams” turns into a nightmare only few of them manage to escape from alive. Titanic – The Danish Stories is a result of more than 20 years of research by the two authors, journalist Mette Hjermind McCall and curator of the Viborg Museum, Jesper Hjermind. The dramatic fate of the Danish Titanic travelers is told in vivid detail based on a journey through archives, museums, newspapers, and trade journals in the US, England and Denmark, as well as interviews with relatives on both sides of the Atlantic.

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