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10/12/2011

‘Titanic sank this morning’: Telegrams sent by shipping firm’s head to HQ after he was plucked to safety are revealed

Almost 100 years after they were sent, telegrams declaring the sinking of the Titanic have been put up for sale. The eight messages were sent by Bruce Ismay, head of the ship’s owners White Star Line, after he was rescued in the 1912 disaster.

The first telegram to the shipping company’s New York office was set at 1pm on April 15 – 11 hours after the Titanic sunk with the loss of 1,517 lives. for more click here

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