By Christopher Ward

The extraordinary precise tale of 1 of the band participants who famously performed because the Titanic sank, written via his grandson
 
On April 14, 1912, when the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, 1,500 passengers and team misplaced their lives. because the order to desert send was once given, the orchestra took their tools on deck and endured to play as the send went down. The violinist, 21 year-old Jock Hume, knew that his fiancée, Mary, was once awaiting their first baby, the author's mother. A century later, Christopher Ward finds a dramatic tale of affection, loss, and betrayal, and the catastrophic influence of Jock's loss of life on very varied Scottish households. He paints a vibrant portrait of an age within which classification made up our minds the way people lived—and died. This amazing piece of historic detective paintings can also be a relocating account of ways the author's quest to profit extra approximately his grandfather published the surprising fact a couple of family members he notion he knew, a fact that have been hidden for nearly 100 years.

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Several bodies were indeed so crushed and blackened by soot that it is thought they must have been in the water directly below one of the Titanic’s mighty funnels as it toppled. Others were hideously disfigured by preying seagulls as they drifted dead in the sea, face up in their cork lifejackets. But Larnder needed to dispose of more bodies than those that had been disfigured beyond recognition. Once again, the class system provided the solution to making what might have been difficult choices.

The fact that it withstood its maiden voyage spoke volumes for it. On 17 February 1885, after being fitted out in London, the Mackay-Bennett set sail for Halifax where it would be delivered to its owners. The following day it encountered a series of gales and hurricanes ‘never before experienced’. Four days out to sea it passed through ‘a terrible hurricane’ that lasted six hours, according to a New York Times report. On arrival in Halifax two weeks later, the four storm-battered officers, relieved to have survived the ordeal, declared the Mackay-Bennett ‘a handsome craft .

Several bodies were indeed so crushed and blackened by soot that it is thought they must have been in the water directly below one of the Titanic’s mighty funnels as it toppled. Others were hideously disfigured by preying seagulls as they drifted dead in the sea, face up in their cork lifejackets. But Larnder needed to dispose of more bodies than those that had been disfigured beyond recognition. Once again, the class system provided the solution to making what might have been difficult choices.

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