Four days after setting off from Southampton, England, during its maiden voyage across the Atlantic, the Titanic was well on its way to its destination of New York on the night of the night of April 14, 1912. Passengers felt secure in their berths, comforted by the assurance that the ship was unsinkable. Then the unimaginable happened – the liner hit an iceberg. Little more than two-and-a-half hours later, the liner sank to the bottom of the ocean with the loss of over 1,500 lives.
The Titanic disaster has generated millions of words, many films and countless books. In 2019, it entered the headlines yet again. The first film of the ship taken in 14 years was released, rekindling our fascination with the disaster. One of the most compelling questions about the great ocean liner is – just what was life like onboard before tragedy struck?