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Exploiting The Titanic - Naval History - December 1998

December 1998 Naval History Magazine

Front Cover of the Naval History Magazine for December 1998. GGA Image ID # 10400136a0

"Worthwhile Endeavor" - onboard the replica of the ship that carried Captain James Cook; "Navy falls short at Normandy"; Images and accounts of the drive across the Central Pacific in WWII.

Titanic Proportions

By Kit Bonner

A hit movie and a recovered hull section have perpetuated a feeding frenzy of which we are all a part.

We explored the sinking of the Titanic in 13 major motion pictures, hundreds of books, and thousands of articles. Many of her passengers are now household names.

Purists say that some are exploiting a tragedy. All of us are, to some degree.

Naval History, ISSN 1042.1920, is published bi-monthly by the U.S. Naval Institute, 2062 Generals Highway, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, fax no. 410-224-2406 (editorial offices are located at U.S. Naval Academy, Preble Hall, 118 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21402.5035; 410-268.6110).

The U. S. Naval Institute is a private, self-supporting, nonprofit professional society, which publishes Proceedings magazine as a forum for the sea services, and professional books.

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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.