Titanic Video: The Sinking of the Century - Full Rare Documentary
Video Hero Image: RMS Titanic - The Sinking of the Century. Discovery Channel / NWO Documentary Channel. Published 27 July 2017. GGA Image ID # 10efc29020
Documentary film provides a reenactment of the events during the maiden voyage, the passengers and crew, the sinking, and the aftermath. 1912 videos are interspersed throughout the vide.
Video Hero Image: RMS Titanic - The Sinking of the Century. Inspection of the Cork Life Jackets Worn by the Survivors of the Titanic. Discovery Channel / NWO Documentary Channel. Published 27 July 2017. GGA Image ID # 10eff57b0f
RMS Titanic : The Sinking of the Century by the Discovery Channel is an almost 40 minute film documenting the tragedy and aftermath, highlighting the key players and events. Discovery Channel / NWO Documentary Channel. Published 27 July 2017.
RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. Of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.
The largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, the RMS Titanic was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Under the command of Edward Smith, who went down with the ship, Titanic carried some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere throughout Europe seeking a new life in North America.
The first-class accommodation was designed to be the pinnacle of comfort and luxury, with an on-board gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, high-class restaurants and opulent cabins. A high-power radiotelegraph transmitter was available for sending passenger "marconigrams" and for the ship's operational use.
Although Titanic had advanced safety features such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors, there were not enough lifeboats to accommodate all of those aboard, due to outdated maritime safety regulations. Titanic only carried enough lifeboats for 1,178 people—slightly more than half of the number on board, and one third of her total capacity.