Titanic: Breaking New Ground
More Powerful Than Fiction

There are few subjects in the world that draw immediateattentionlike a new recounting of the April 15, 1912 sinking of the Titanic.

Videographer,Philippe Vergauwen has put together a powerful documentary on thistragedy four years short of its 100th anniversary.

It is kind of  strange I would stumble across this series just 30 days before my wife, 77 of our closestfriends and myself leave on a Hawaiian ocean cruise. For me, at least, it is an inaugural voyage.

What fascinates me about this 100-year-old epic and what has triggered so many scale models, films and books is what Vergauwen has learned:"Titanic was a symbol of the advances mankind had made in the last few years. The ship was considered to have been so well constructed it was believed she could sustain any amount of damage and still remain afloat. Late on the night of April 14, 1912, the sinking of the Titanic proved this idea wrong in a horribly tragic way."

It is our pleasure to present it here in video format in weekly segments to keep Titanic modelers up-to-date. We will update this page with a new segment Sunday, July 6, July 13, July 20 and July 27.

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Video # 2 in the Philippe Vergauwen Series

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