Titanic Notes – 1936 Radio Interview – Account by Second Officer Charles Lightoller of the Titanic’s last hours

Ken Rossignol & Bruce M. Caplan at book signing in Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri.

Ken Rossignol & Bruce M. Caplan at book signing in Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri.

One fascinating account of the sinking of the Titanic lives on as the very words of Second Officer Charles Lightoller were recorded in this 1936 radio interview. The audio was in sad condition due to the passing years and old technology. Bruce M. Caplan, who is the author of The Sinking of The Titanic, worked hard at putting this audio clip through endless filters until he got it to the point where it is nearly flawless.  It is one thing to read of the Titanic or to watch a movie. It is quite another to listen to the words of Mr. Lightoller as he recounts his last hours on the ship. He made it off the Titanic when the ship went down and he swam to an overturned lifeboat and was later retrieved by another lifeboat, him and the dozens who were clinging to the flipped boat.

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