Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

14/4/2012

As the world prepares to mark a century since the Titanic sank, we reveal how the tragic story unfolded word by word in the pages of the Daily Mail

On Tuesday, April 16, 1912 – the day after the Titanic met its tragic fate – the Daily Mail told the nation: ‘She sank at 2.20 in the afternoon (7.20 in the afternoon). No lives were lost.’

These, of course, were the days before rolling news and mobile communications. Details remained hazy long after the world’s largest ship went down, the scale of the disaster was not yet known and newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic struggled to relieve readers of agonising suspense. for more click here

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