NEW BOOK - Titanic, the Rescue Mission
While the RMS Titanic was sinking more than a dozen ships were
racing to the rescue. This is the story of the rescue mission, including
the search for bodies that followed.
The story of the tragic sinking of RMS Titanic is well known, but
less well known today are the frantic efforts made by more than a dozen
ships to get to her to rescue her passengers and crew. Although the
Cunard liner “Carpathia” was first on the scene, she was joined by three
other ships within a couple of hours, and others were on their way.
We read about the Russian cook preparing vast gallons of vegetable
soup for survivors, the rescue ship that nearly hit an iceberg itself
and the confusion over the radio waves as messages were sent, lost or
misinterpreted. Above all we read of the gallant efforts of hundreds of
seamen desperate to obey the rules of the sea and go to the rescue.
Oliver Hayes has gone back to contemporary newspaper reports,
personal letters and the official inquiries held on both sides of the
Atlantic to research this book. The result is a meticulously researched
volume detailing the exciting story of the rescue mission to save the
The original painting “Carpathia to the Rescue” featured in the book is available as a print signed by the artist.
The Search for Bodies
About the Author
Oliver Hayes is an experienced writer of history with a large number
of books and magazine articles to his name. He previously worked in
local newspapers, but is now concentrating on writing books.
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