Practically each person knows about the sad fate of the huge Titanic liner. s death is shrouded in myths and guesses: someone considers that the speed of the ship was too high in a dangerous zone, someone blames weather conditions, and someone thinks that it is accident. But only the survived passengers of "Titanic" could know and tell the truth about what then occurred.
Keep reading following stories of people who managed to survive that fatal day.
On April 10, 1912 the passenger Titanic ship has gone to the first and last travel. More than 2 000 "lucky" have risen aboard the liner, and about 1 000 people have come to say goodbye to the family. In the night of April 15 the huge vessel has collided an iceberg and has crashed. About 700 people have survived.
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Michel (3 years) and Edmond Navratil (2 years) have floated by the ship together with the father under assumed names Luís and Loto. The father Michel Sr. represented from himself the widower and spoke everything that his wife has died. Actually he has got divorced from wife and has without her permission taken away children. When the ship has gone to a bottom, Michel Sr. has taken kids and has put them in the last boat which has been floated. The last words which he has told them were: "My kid, when mother comes for you, and she, of course, will come, tell her that I very much loved her and still I love. Tell that I expected that she will follow us that we could live happily together in the world and freedom of the New World".
As their father has died, and children were still little and didn't speak English, their relatives didn't manage to be found for a long time. Later mother of boys has seen their photo in the newspaper and could reunite with sons only in a month, on May 16.
The future of brothers was differently. Michel married on the to the classmate, became professor of psychology, the life rest has lived in Montpellier and has died in 92 years.
Edmond was married too, worked as the architect and the builder, during World War II has joined the ranks of the French army, but has affected the health later and has died in 43 years.
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Margaret Brown was known to all even long before the crash of "Titanic". She was one of the first women in the USA standing to a political position in 8 years before women have acquired the right to vote.
When she was in Europe, has received the message that her grandson is sick, and has decided to go to New York immediately. Because of her fast decision the few people, including her family, knew that Margaret was onboard "Titanic".
After the ship has collided an iceberg, Margaret was put in the boat No. 6 where she directed people while Robert chens, responsible for it, was emotionally unstable. By then as Karpatiya has reached New York, Margaret has been elected the Chairman of the Committee of survivors in ship-wreck and has managed to collect nearly $10 000 for persons in need. She didn't leave Karpatiya, hasn't made sure yet that have provided to all survivors medical care and they have met the family.
Have awarded the order to Margaret Braun for the help rescued from "Titanic", and later she has received an award of the Honourable legion for work in committee on liberation of France during World War I. I have died of a brain tumor in New York at the age of 65 years.
It is also known that her never designated Mollie. This name to her was thought up in Hollywood.
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Violet Constance Jessop was a stewardess of ocean liners of the passenger company White Star Line. She was onboard Olympique which has faced the cruiser "Hawk" in 1911, worked on "Titanic" which has sunk in 1912, and during World War I served as the nurse onboard the hospital vessel "Britannic" which has sunk after blasting on a mine.
Despite the crashes, Violet has continued to work on vessels, and in 1950 has got over in Greyt-Eshfild in Suffolk where she has filled the house with memories of 42 years spent at the sea. Violet Jessop has died at the age of 83 years of heart failure.
The actress Dorothy Gibson and her mother were in Paris when have decided to buy tickets for "Titanic" in the 1st class. That fatal day, on April 14, Dorothy played the bridge with two bankers and approximately at 23:40 has gone to the cabin when has heard a crunch. Dorothy together with mother is lodged in the boat No. 7 which was half empty, and have asked bankers to float together with them. In the boat the hole was formed, and it seemed that they will go to a bottom together with "Titanic", but, fortunately, the hole could be stopped up with clothes.
On arrival to New York the manager has convinced her to act in the movie about ship-wreck. Dorothy Gibson herself has written the scenario and wore those clothes in which she has escaped in the movie. The movie "Escaped from "Titanic"" appeared in a month after accident.
Soon Dorothy has left cinema and has devoted herself to work in Metropolitan Opera. In 1928 she together with mother has moved to Paris, and during World War II when she lived in Italy, she was accused of anti-fascist moods and have put in prison San Vittore in Milan from which she managed to run away. She has lived the next years in Paris where she has died of a heart attack at the age of 65 years.
Richard Norris Williams floated by the ship together with the father, and during the crash of "Titanic" they behaved very quietly. The family Uilyamsov wanted to sit in bar, but the steward has refused to open a door, then they have gone to the gym not to freeze. When passengers have appeared in water, Richard Norris has noticed the folding boat and has got into her. The father has died from the failed chimney. Those who managed to survive in this boat have been transferred to the lifeboat No. 14.
Onboard Karpatiya doctors recommended to Richard to amputate frost-bitten legs, but he has refused. Subsequently Richard has cured legs, has continued the career of the tennis player and has got a gold medal at the Olympic Games, then battled on fronts of World War I, later became the successful investment banker in Philadelphia and within 22 years was the president of historical society of Pennsylvania.
Richard Norris Williams has died of emphysema at the age of 77 years.
Eva Miriam Hart was 7 years old when she together with parents of the village aboard "Titanic". According to her, mother has decided not to sleep by the ship at night as constantly something disturbed her and she had a bad presentiment. When "Titanic" has gone to a bottom, the father has run in a cabin, has wrapped up Eve in a blanket and has put her in the boat together with mother. The last words which he had pronounced were: "Hold mother by a hand and be a good girl". The body of the father was found.
Throughout all life Eve worked as the singer and was the organizer of the British Conservative Party. She conducted the active life connected with death of "Titanic" and very in detail described day of the crash of the ship.
Eva Miriam Hart has died in the house at the age of 91 year.
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Eva Miriam Hart in 1992.
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Joseph Bruce Ismay was the chairman of the White Star Line company, and he was responsible for designing of "Titanic". He has escaped on the folding boat and at evidence has told that when the ship had the last minutes, he has turned away therefore he didn't see how "Titanic" has sunk.
After Ismay's accident has been torn to pieces by the press and it is accused of flight from the ship while on the deck still there were women and children. Subsequently he has opened the cadet Mercy ship for training of officers of merchant marine fleet, has offered the large sum of money in fund of the died seamen and in fund of merchant marine fleet during World War I.
For the rest of the life Ismay steered clear of the public and I have died of thrombosis at the age of 74 years.
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The survived passengers of "Titanic" on the deck of Karpatiya.
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Survivors onboard Karpatiya (newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Harder and Mrs. Si M Heys, whose husband has died).
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The crowd waits for a pribytiyalayner of Karpatiya which has transported survivors after sinking of "Titanic". New York, April, 1912.
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The seller of the London newspaper declares the crash of "Titanic" in 1912.
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