It was early in the morning of April 12, 1912 when the Titanic began sailing through the perfect storm of events that put it directly in the path of an iceberg that would eventually bring down the “unsinkable ship”.
The story of the RMS Titanic is one that has continued to be popular through movies, books, and a fairly regular flow of news headlines about some little-known fact about a survivor or artifact. When I was in elementary school (even before James Cameron’s movie), the story of the Titanic and its tragedy was fascinating and I read every book in our library about it. I’m still interested in the story now; and my husband and I even thought about (for approximately 2.3 seconds) buying a Groupon to go visit the ship.
The pride in the new ship from the White Star Line has been well documented in the years since the sinking, with the famous quote “Not even God could sink this ship,” now an uncomfortable reminder that few man-made things are indestructible. Perhaps that’s why the story has stuck with us: we all want to avoid making a similar series of poor decisions that could culminate in a such a monumental mistake.
Pictures of the Titanic, both above and below the sea are breathtaking. We’ve put together a collection of images that feature both actual photographs of the Titanic along with a few artists’ conceptions. We have pictures of the survivors coming off the Carpathia. Check back at Newscom to get all the pictures you need to share the story of the Titanic of and its upcoming anniversary with your viewers and readers.
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