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Titanic Calling - Wireless Communications during the Great Disaster (Hardcover): Michael Hughes, Katherine Bosworth

Titanic Calling - Wireless Communications during the Great Disaster (Hardcover)

Michael Hughes, Katherine Bosworth

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Published in commemoration of 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 land stations and the ships involved as the tragic events unfolded.Drawing on the extensive record of wireless transmissions in the Marconi Archives, "Titanic Calling" recounts this legendary story the way it was first heard, beginning with repeated 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 "Virginian" receives the "Titanic"'s final, broken message. The story concludes with the rescue of the fortunate survivors, who radio messages to loved ones from aboard the RMS "Carpathia "while safely on their way to New York. Illustrated throughout with photographs of the messages and including full transcripts of original material, the book also features an introduction to the development of maritime wireless communications and a discussion of the Marconi Archives's "Titanic "collection. The forced brevity of the messages lends the narrative a startling sense of immediacy and brings to life to the voices of the individuals involved.

General

Imprint: Bodleian Library
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2012
First published: 2012
Editors: Michael Hughes • Katherine Bosworth
Dimensions: 196 x 182 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Paper over boards
Pages: 163
ISBN-13: 978-1-85124-377-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
Books > Professional & Technical > Electronics & communications engineering > Communications engineering / telecommunications > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Transport: general interest > Ships & shipping: general interest > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Maritime history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
LSN: 1-85124-377-1
Barcode: 9781851243778

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