History of Titanic
It seems as though Captain Smith didn’t need to convince the musicians to play. It was said that bandleader Hartley had once discussed the possibility of shipwreck with Lewis Cross, his fellow bandsman on Celtic. At that time Hartley had said, "Well, I don't suppose it will ever happen, but you know music is a bigger weapon than a gun in a big emergency, and I think that a band could do more to calm passengers than all the officers."
Titanic steward Sidney Daniels who saved numerous lives and survived by climbing on to an upturned lifeboat has been hailed a hero by his children. When disaster struck the brave 18-year-old roused dozens of sleeping passengers and helped launch a lifeboat that saved 24 people. He then leaped from the doomed liner into the icy sea and later clambered on to the capsized vessel. He would go on to wed, have seven kids and die in 1983, aged 89. Now five of his children, thought to be...