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    This photo of the iceberg that sank the Titanic was taken by the chief steward of the German ocean liner SS Prinz Adalbert just hours after the tragedy. Its identity was confirmed by a red streak of paintwork scraped across its base, an indication that it had collided with a vessel in the past 12 hours or so

    (Judge for yourself) The iceberg which sank the Titanic, photographed from the German ship Prinz Adalbert

    Titanic Second Officer Charles Lightoller, ca 1912

    Original 1912 images

    Do you know who Charles Joughin is? Well you should. His story of surviving the Titanic is most extraordinary. After fortifying his body with two bottles of whiskey, Joughin rode the Titanic into the ocean similar to Jack and Rose in the movie and simply stepped off the bow without even getting his head wet, then spent 3 hours in the frigid waters before being rescued. He was one of only a few survivors to weather the icy wet conditions. Many attribute this to the whiskey.

    To this day the fate of the Dutch freighter SS Ourang Medan and her crew remains a bizarre mystery.

    A photograph shows an iceberg on the horizon. The photograph was taken from another ship just 36 hours prior to Titanic's collision with a iceberg.

    The original insurance certificate covering the 'total loss' of the Titanic for $5million (£3.1million). It shows the policy was taken out two weeks prior to the ship sinking in April 1912.


    Footage of the remains of the RMS Titanic...On the night of April 14, 1912, the luxurious ocean liner hit an iceberg. Just over two hours later, the Titanic sank, losing 1517 lives.

    German troops WW2

    Titanic anniversary: Follow the ship down to the bottom of the ocean | Graphics | News | National Post


    Titanic captain Edward Smith's bathtub intact on the bottom of the ocean

    During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a women who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies. And she was a New Zealander. In spite of Hitler she lives to be 98.

    9/11 aftermath, via satellite. This was taken 27 hours after the event.

    Brave Captain Smith went down with the Titanic. He was last seen sipping hot tea.


    Rudolf Höss pitifully attempting to avoid the noose at Auschwitz. There have been accusations -made by those of less-than-stellar character - that Höss was tortured by the British before his trial. I hope they're right. There are occasions when deeds are so monstrous and vile that those who committed them deserve pain, and torment, and living hell before being given the mercy of death. Retribution and Justice sometimes are very nearly the same. Höss deserved much, much worse.

    The USS Oklahoma is pulled upright after capsizing due to damage during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941. It was an amazing feat never before tried. 21 massive GE DC motors were anchored to the shore and cables strung to the ship. It took three months to pull the ship upright. It was beached, patched up and sold for scrap, but while being towed to the US, it developed a leak. Despite the efforts of the salvors, the ship settled and finally, after many hours, rolled over and sank.

    This is believed to be the iceberg that sank the Titanic on April 14-15, 1912. The photograph was taken from the deck of the Western Union Cable Ship, Mackay Bennett, commanded by Captain DeCarteret. The Mackay Bennett was one of the first ships to reach the scene of the Titanic disaster. According to Captain DeCarteret, this was the only berg at the scene of the sinking when he arrived. It was assumed, therefore, that it was responsible for the sea tragedy.(United States Coast Guard)