Titanic. New documentary. The truth of those dramatic events.
A new documentary ‘Titanic: A hundred years of history’ dismantle some of the ideas that previous movies have projected.
Sunk in 1912 after touching an iceberg during its first voyage, The Titanic keeps on being a legend and a motive of controversy.
Now, the Titanic foundation says that no shots were fired during its sinking and that the gates remained open. Furthermore, ice never reached the deck and the iceberg impact was so smooth that nobody paid attention.
These are some of the myths that the documentary dismantles. ‘Titanic, a hundred years of history’ produced by the Titanic Foundation.
“We have created a story from another story,” Jesus Ferreiro, president of the Foundation, has just explained. In fact, Jesus Ferreiro has been scrutinizing what happened that morning in April 1912 more than a decade.
After recovering the testimony of 123 survivors and met 39 of them, among whom was Millvina Dean, the last survivor, Jesus Ferreiro has reconstructed the true story of the last moments of sinking, explaining the truth about certain myths that accompany the legend of the famous British liner.
Thus, The Titanic didn’t hit an iceberg, just grazed it and so gently that even the bridge officers believed that nothing was going to happen.
However, the touch had been in the “weaker” part of the hull, causing that the rivets jumped out and the entry into the ship of 9 tons of water per second.
Despite this big damage, the Titanic endured nearly three hours afloat. Jesus Ferreiro attributes this ‘miracle’ to the maneuvers ordered by the first officer William Murdoch, the first person who sighted the iceberg and who believed it was another ship.
Anyway and although movies have distorted reality, they have helped people know the story of the Titanic. Jesus Ferreiro loves specially James Cameron famous movie ‘Titanic’.