Sunday, April 15, 2012
The Titanic remembered at the NMM
Its one of those stories for which interest seems to grow with time rather than decrease, and so you have a choice as to which Titanic exhibition you go to.
One such is at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, which I visited when I was there for the Nelson's Victory in a Bottle meeting.
To be honest titanic is not the word I'd use, as its a single room show, concentrating on some of the huge amount of material gathered by Walter Lord when researching the incident for his book A Night to Remember.
On display are the very shoes that were worn by one of the survivors, Edith Russell, a fashion writer. Its a spooky connection to that fateful voyage.
There's also the telegram she sent to New York from the Carpathian telling of her rescue:
A sombre thought that makes me glad to be warm and safe indoors.