Sunday, April 15, 2012

Titanic - 1912 Original Video Footage



Halifax has been inundated with tourists and locals who want to remember the sinking of the Titanic which occurred 100 years ago yesterday.

One hundred and fifty plus bodies from the ship were buried in Halifax.

'Titanic' is everywhere here.

Thought this was a good tribute in memory of those who lost their lives that fateful night 100 yeas ago in the north Atlantic Ocean about 700 miles off of Nova Scotia.





18 comments:

  1. Haunting. I live very near Southampton where Titanic began her fateful voyage. The local radio & TV has been covering many stories & those who perished that night 100 years ago are in my thoughts.

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    1. There were so many people in Halifax yesterday attending memorial services and events from all over.

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  2. Such an enduring tragedy that even the 101st year will be remembered. I didn't realise that some of the drown were buried in Halifax though.

    700 miles off Nova Scotia; seems like an awful long way from land when you put it like that.

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    1. Especially considering the time period. I guess Maritmers (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island) will always be involved in rescue since so many are tied to marine history.

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  3. Eerie!

    I recognise the magnitude of the disaster - I just find it difficult to understand why people are still pre-occupied with it so many years later.

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    1. I agree John! I do believe the only reason reason is economic/business enterprise....the almighty buck!

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  4. jim
    didnt Canada have it's own Titanic?
    didnt a liner go down in the St Lawrence?
    Empress of Ireland?

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    1. Strange as it may seem John but the Titanic played/had a more direct impact for Nova Scotia because of the rescue effort and subsequent grave sites. I grew up with this history.......Canada is so large that what happens in parts of it doesn't really have that much of a direct impact. We are a very regional country....the Maritimes/Atlantic Provinces, Quebec/Ontario which we call Upper Canada (or Uppity Canada lol), the Praires, (Manitoba, Saskatchewan), British Columbia and the northern territories.

      So I vaguely ever remember hearing about the Empress of Ireland.....starange as that may seem.

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    2. OOPS! I left out Alberta! Which is also a Prairie province.

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  5. Beautiful video tribute to the memories of those who were lost.

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  6. Beautiful tribute, Jim.. thanks for sharing.

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  7. I guess there will also be moving tributes for for "The Great Flu Epidemic,1918" - 20 and 40 million dead; Hiroshima, Nagasaki - killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki; the Boxing Day, December 26th, 2004, tsunamis that left 230,000 people dead across 13 different countries; Bophal gas tragedy left uncounted hundreds of thousands dead; etc , etc

    I know, I know - I'm a cynical so-and-so arn't I, in that we can selectively remember and pay tribute to "our disasters"!

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    1. John, you make a very good point! Guess I am as cynical as you but when someone realizes a buck can be made, we best move aside!

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  8. 700 miles offshore, it's amazing anybody survived.

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    1. Other ships got there as well to help in the rescue....there were only so many lifeboats.

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  9. The sinking of the Titanic was a terrible tragedy, but not something that should be used for profit-making. A lot of good people lost their lives, and those lives should not be exploited. This video is a lovely tribute, albeit hauntingly so, and I thank you for sharing it.

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