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Throwing Snowballs on the Titanic and Captain Smith Shooting a Man Who Tried to Force His Way into a Lifeboat

The archive contains some amazing stories about the sinking of the Titanic.

In particular, ‘The Western Times’ of Tuesday 23 April 1912, contains dozens of fascinating and amazing stories about the final hours of the ill-fated ship. The likely reason why these reports are so powerful is because they are stories told by people who were there at the time.

We’ve posted two stories below (just click on the images to read them) that capture both the farcical and tragic elements of the story. The first story tells of the snowball fights that took place on deck shortly after the collision with the iceberg. The second story reports how Captain Smith was forced to shoot a man who tried to force his way into a lifeboat.

You can read more stories about the Titanic from this specific newspaper page, by following the link below:

 

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