Sunday Night Part II How accurate are passenger accounts?

In the days following the disaster few people had a clear idea about what had happened the night Titanic sank. It is quite easy to become confused with passenger accounts and press reports. In many cases the witnesses and reporters had incomplete or inaccurate information. In the aftermath of the disaster all involved were grasping to…… Continue reading Sunday Night Part II How accurate are passenger accounts?

Sunday Night Part I How do we interpret accounts?

When reading interpretations of Titanic survivors’ accounts one needs to sift through the information carefully. Just because a survivor mentioned a performance by the band on Sunday night, it does not necessarily mean it was at the time Titanic was sinking. Here is one example: Violet Jessop, who was a First Class stewardess on Titanic,…… Continue reading Sunday Night Part I How do we interpret accounts?