View Full Version : 100 years since the Sinking of RMS Titanic
04-13-2012, 09:56 PM
I did a memorial video...there are a few things people dont know about why the Titanic was built...people make the assumption one mans greed of wanting to get into the papers caused the titanic to go too fast.
the truth is, she was specifically built to win a race across the atlantic, one which her company The White Star Line, and their biggest Rival, Cunard Steamers, had been involved in for more then twenty years.
04-14-2012, 03:42 AM
My heart will carry on.
04-14-2012, 11:11 AM
Iceberg, dead ahead!
04-14-2012, 07:58 PM
I dont think you understand the magnitude of what happened. Here was an icon, an unsinkable ship, the biggest, the best, sure of foundation. It was doing two functions, first it was saying that England still rulled the waves, and secondly, it was full of those people who were leaving England to go to The New World...the people that died on that ship are quite litterally the last arrivals of your ancestors...heading to The United States to begin a new life and live the American Dream.
When news reached London and New York, the streets were filled with shock and people crying. The Entire basis of maritime law was re-written following the Titanics Sinking. In America they could not believe what had happened, and in England the people who suffered were the families of those who died...why?? Because those who died were the men...and what did Men do in that day and age but provide for the family...and here were about two thousand Families that had just lost their bread winner...moments before a world war, a depression, and then another war.
In the following thirty years, two generations of Europeans quite litterally vanished...The World Changed overnight after Titanic....from that moment on nothing in England was sure anymore, we had built ourselves up, believing ourselves to be invincible...and suddenly, we lost everything. We dominated the world, we owned most of the world, we competed against ourselves to break records, to promote prosperity and progress. We believed that we were untouchable and that nothing truely terrible could happen. We lived in a little bubble.
then one day, the bubble burst...and its effect changed our society. Societies dont usually change overnight, short of some absolutely inconcievable tragic happening. But sometimes, in History their are moments that mark a "before and after" point.
The Titanic was the first major disastor the effected both our nations in the 1900s...outside of war, there probably hasnt been an event on the scale of Titanic, until the 9/11 attacks on New York...sure you can look at moments in the Great War, where a generation of Europeans died in France...or you can look at the moment when Nukes were dropped on Japan resulting in the deaths of nigh on everyone in two large cities. But outside of orthodox war, in that century...the Titanic was it....hundreds died building it, thousands died traveling on it...and millions of lives were distroyed because of it.
Play The Man
04-15-2012, 05:23 AM
'Just found out Titanic really happened!' The tweeters who thought world's most famous shipwreck was just a film
As the world commemorates the centenary of the Titanic's sinking, thousands of people have taken to the internet to discuss the historic anniversary.
But the event has evidently proven more educational for some than others.
A number of tweeters have used the micro-blogging site to confess that they were unaware that the Titanic was a real ship.
The ill-informed netizens sparked an online backlash, with hundreds sharing their disgust at the apparent ignorance.
And it seems that several fans of the movie failed to grasp that it was based on a true story - albeit with invented characters.
A screenshots of tweets from people realising that the tragic tale is non-fictional was first circulated on social news site Reddit.
Revelation: It took until the centenary of the Titanic disaster for some internet users to discover the truth
'Only just found out Titanic was real #wtf' was one typical response to the revelation.
Another user wrote: 'Is it bad that I didn't know the Titanic was real? Always thought it was just a film'.
A third posted: 'The Titanic was real holy s*** I'm never going on a cruise'.
'The ignorance is astounding,' wrote one commenter.
Another joked: 'Loving the people on Twitter who didn't realize Titanic was a real ship. More secrets, so was the iceberg, kids. Celine Dion is fictional.'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2129971/Just-Titanic-really-happened-The-tweeters-thought-worlds-famous-shipwreck-just-film.html#ixzz1s5EMw4Sp
04-15-2012, 11:45 AM
People are dumb.
04-15-2012, 03:53 PM
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