Titanic anniversary: article idea

I hope you will be interested in the below article idea for the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on 14th/15th April 2011, which includes a dramatic image of the Titanic sinking: Titanic collided with an iceberg at 11.40pm on 14th April 1912 and sank at 2.20am on 15th April 1912, with the loss of 1,500 lives. In the 99 years since the disaster, many myths have developed which have clouded the truth of what really happened...but did you know: • The Titanic disaster was predicted 14 years before it happened by writer Morgan Robertson • Even if Titanic’s lookouts had had binoculars, they would not have seen the iceberg earlier • Titanic had been steaming through iceberg-infested waters for three hours before she collided • If Titanic had rammed the iceberg head-on, she would have survived • Titanic’s distress signal gave the wrong position by over 10 miles • Lifeboat No.1, with a capacity of 40, left Titanic with only five passengers • Several male passengers were shot who refused to get out of crowded lifeboats in the final moments • More third class men were saved from the Titanic than first class men • More men were saved from the Titanic than women These and other true Titanic facts are revealed in 101 Things You Thought You Knew About The Titanic...But Didn’t!, by Tim Maltin, published this week in paperback to mark the 99th anniversary of the most famous shipwreck in history. Contacts: For exclusive extracts or an interview with the author, please contact Tim Maltin directly on 07590 057 232 or email tim@maltinrpr.com Photograph: Dramatic image of Titanic sinking: http://bit.ly/ftVhbs Photograph of paperback book launched today: http://www.maltinpr.com/titanic-front-cover-image Editor’s notes: “Tim Maltin has done a fine job of dispelling the myths that have attached themselves to the Titanic saga since the great vessel disappeared beneath the surface of the North Atlantic in the spring of 1912. Carefully researched and meticulously detailed, this book is a worthy addition to the library of anyone who has even a passing interest in the Titanic disaster.” – George Behe, Vice President, Titanic Historical Society 1992-1996. Published by Beautiful Books, 15th April 2011, paperback, £8.99