Sunday, April 15, 2012

Centennial Sinking

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic.  I'm almost as fascinated with maritime history as I am with naval and military history.  And very few maritime disasters are as fascinating as the Titanic.  There's even a homepage for artifacts that have been recovered since the wreck was discovered by Robert Ballard.  I saw the exhibit when it came to Seattle 11 years ago.

My interest in the Titanic pre-dates the James Cameron film.  I read A Night to Remember by Walter Lord back in high school and did a book report on it.  And despite today's special effects and the re-analysis of the Titanic's sinking after the wreck was discovered, I still think the movie version is better than the Cameron's film.

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