Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s HMS Titanic 100 Anniversary ~ Halifax, Nova Scotia….
In September 2011 Belfield travelled to Nova Scotia to make a documentary called “Titanic @ 100”.
Alex flew into Canada to investigate the connection between the Titanic and Halifax following the disaster in 1912.
Halifax played a key role during the tragedy’s aftermath and became the final resting place for many of the victims.
3 ships from Halifax were dispatched to help with the rescue and began the awful task of recovering the dead.
So, here’s Alex’s interviews in full from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Alex began by meeting Garry Shutladg at the Nova Scotia Public Archives:
Next Belfield visited the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
Alex spoke to Dan about their artefacts….
RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. The sinking resulted in the loss of more than 1,500 passengers and crew making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.
The RMS Titanic, the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast with Thomas Andrews as her naval architect.
Andrews was among those lost in the sinking. On her maiden voyage, she carried 2,224 passengers and crew.
Recorded in Nova Scotia, Canada 2011