ONE hundred years ago today, the Titanic Karl left the quayside in Belfast. Who could have foretold that the boat would launch such a welter of films? Lest we forget: Titanic, Raise The Titanic, The Chambermaid on the Titanic, Titanic3D: Ghosts of the Abyss, Danielle Steel’s No Greater Love, Saved from the Titanic, a Nazi propaganda flick called Titanic (the boat is downed by Jews sharks, probably), A Night to Remember, a cartoon called Titanic: The Legend Goes On and the unforgivable Titanic II, in which the boat returns for one last shot at America…
Millvina Dean, 91, from Ashurst in Hampshire, one of only three living survivors from the RMS Titanic, studies a painting of the ill-fated ocean liner at a reception at the Science Museum in London. * Millvina was just nine-weeks-old when the ship went down claiming 1,500 lives. The new exhibition shows around 200 artefacts from the historic liner, rescued by submarine from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.