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By Christopher Ward

ISBN-10: 1444707965

ISBN-13: 9781444707960

The striking actual 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 workforce 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, used to be anticipating their first baby, the author's mother. A century later, Christopher Ward unearths a dramatic tale of affection, loss, and betrayal, and the catastrophic impression of Jock's dying on very varied Scottish households. He paints a brilliant portrait of an age within which category decided the way people lived—and died. This impressive piece of ancient detective paintings is additionally a relocating account of ways the author's quest to benefit extra approximately his grandfather printed the surprising fact a couple of kinfolk he notion he knew, a fact that have been hidden for nearly 100 years.

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D. Finn, the provincial coroner, very few people drowned that night. Most died from hypothermia. A few lucky ones died almost immediately from what is now known as CSR – ‘cold shock response’. Charles Lightoller, the most senior officer to survive the sinking, described the experience of entering the water as ‘like being stabbed by 1,000 knives’. He was in the sea for only a short time but it is clear he came close to dying from CSR. Two world wars have increased our understanding of the effects of cold water on the human body as scientists searched for ways to save the lives of sailors and airmen who found themselves ‘in the drink’.

Jones handed him a piece of paper with the last known position of the wreck, which Jack Phillips, Titanic’s wireless operator, had radioed shortly before the ship went down. 14 W but Larnder would have to make careful calculations based on wind and sea currents to determine where the bodies were likely to be by Sunday, the soonest the Mackay-Bennett was likely to reach the scene. The White Star Line were paying the Commercial Cable Company $550 a day to charter their ship and would pay the crew, including Larnder, double wages after they completed their unpleasant mission.

Charles Pellegrino, writing about the collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in Ghosts of Vesuvius. ‘No one was a greater favourite at school than Jock. Indeed everyone who knew the happy-faced lad will have felt a catch in their breath and a lump in their throat when they read that poor Jock had, ‘like the Wanderer’, gone through the darkness to his rest. ’ From ‘The Last Hymn’ – an anonymous appreciation of Jock Law Hume published in the Dumfries & Galloway Standard, 24 April 1912.

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