Boeingfanyyz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2605 times:
OK, after just watching the movie "Titanic" (1997), I was left thinking what I would do if I was a passenger on the actual Titanic with these circumstances:
a) I was a male
b) I had a life-jacket
c) I was a lower-class citizen
d) I was capable of surviving until the boat was completely sub-merged (ie I could hold on to a railing or something)
e) I did not have my own personal helicopter on the Titanic helipad which I could pilot myself!
f) I did not have my C172 on the Titanic runway!
What would I do? I'd put on a wig of some sort and steal one of the ladies dresses so I could qualify as a woman and hop right on one of them life-boats! Cruel, but under those circumstances, it only seems appropriate!
September11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2522 times:
If I were on the Titanic ... I probably would join a group of men and help each other, doing what I needed to do and doing what others need. Very tough situation. Hard to imagine if I were on the Titanic.
STLGph From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2502 times:
Quoting N276AASTT (Reply 13):
It just "errked" the hell out of me that they were still playing as the ship was sinking. I mean come on!
You obviously are ignorant to the great deal of credit was given to those musicians led by Wallace Hartley (and still to this day) who were still playing right up until about 2:18 a.m.
Their presence on the Titanic's playing was credited by almost every survivor's account, and subsequently the U.S. Inquiry, and the UK Inquiry, as having kept all the passengers on board "calm and reserved." Had they had not been playing, it is feared that a massive panic would have ensued and the disaster would have had far less survivors.