Download e-book for kindle: And the Band Played On . . .: The Enthralling Account of by Christopher Ward

By Christopher Ward

ISBN-10: 1444707965

ISBN-13: 9781444707960

The striking actual tale of 1 of the band participants who famously performed because the Titanic sank, written by means of his grandson
 
On April 14, 1912, when the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, 1,500 passengers and workforce misplaced their lives. because the order to desert send used to be given, the orchestra took their tools on deck and persisted to play as the send went down. The violinist, 21 year-old Jock Hume, knew that his fiancée, Mary, used to be looking ahead to their first baby, the author's mother. A century later, Christopher Ward unearths a dramatic tale of affection, loss, and betrayal, and the catastrophic impression of Jock's dying on very various Scottish households. He paints a brilliant portrait of an age during which category made up our minds the way people lived—and died. This amazing piece of historic detective paintings can be a relocating account of the way the author's quest to benefit extra approximately his grandfather printed the stunning fact a couple of kin he suggestion he knew, a fact that have been hidden for nearly 100 years.

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Other hands were put to work cutting up sailcloth to make small duck bags. This was the purser, Frank Higginson’s idea. When the bodies were brought aboard, each corpse would be given a sequential number, a label bearing the number tied to the body. A description of each person, and their identity if known, would be entered in a book against the number. Any possessions found on their body would then be put in a duck bag, numbered by stencil, so that personal effects could be returned to the correct next of kin.

J. Astor and my grandfather Jock Hume, a music teacher’s son from Dumfries. But fate would bind them together that night, not only by throwing them together in the final minutes of their lives, but with what the two men left behind. For both Astor’s young wife Madeleine and Jock’s fiancée Mary Costin were pregnant and, later that year, would give birth to children who would grow up never having known their fathers. The Titanic would cast a dark shadow over both families for a hundred years. My mother had a clear childhood memory of a postcard of the Titanic propped up on the mantelpiece at her home in Buccleuch Street, Dumfries; it stayed there for many years.

Other hands were put to work cutting up sailcloth to make small duck bags. This was the purser, Frank Higginson’s idea. When the bodies were brought aboard, each corpse would be given a sequential number, a label bearing the number tied to the body. A description of each person, and their identity if known, would be entered in a book against the number. Any possessions found on their body would then be put in a duck bag, numbered by stencil, so that personal effects could be returned to the correct next of kin.

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