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Titanic Calling : Wireless Communications during the Great Disaster

ISBN: 9781851243778 | 1851243771
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Pub. Date: 7/15/2012

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On the one-hundredth anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, this book tells the story of that fateful night from an unusual angle: through the many wireless communications sent to and from the ships involved and the land stations as the tragic events unfolded. Drawing on the extensive record of wireless transmissions in the Marconi Archive, Titanic Callingrecounts this legendary story the way it was first heard, beginning with the nearby SS Californian'srepeated warnings-just hours before the collision-of several large icebergs unusually far south and alarmingly close to the Titanic's course. The story follows senior operator Jack Phillips, as he sends distress messages to nearby ships and shows how these urgent calls for help were received and rapidly relayed across the Atlantic in a desperate attempt to save the lives of the Titanic's passengers and crew. Finally, the distant SS Virginianreceives the Titanic's final, broken message. The story concludes with the rescue of the lucky few survivors, who radio messages to loved ones from aboard the RMS Carpathiawhile safely on their way to New York. Illustrated throughout with photographs of the original transcripts, the book opens with an introduction to the development of maritime wireless communications and a discussion of the Marconi Archive's Titanic collection. The enforced brevity of the messages lends the narrative a startling sense of immediacy and brings to life to the voices of the individuals involved.


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