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CLIP 8061

Exploring the Wreck of the Titanic

Exploring the Wreck of the Titanic
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Key Info
  • Exploring the Wreck of the Titanic
  • Duration: 0:41
  • Using footage from a deep-sea diving submarine two and half miles down, an iconic image looms out of the darkness and we get to see and explore the deck and bow area of the Titanic as she lays on the North Atlantic seabed. The only sign of any life is the small white fauna that has attached itself to the rails and frame of the famous liner. The bollards, winches and anchor are still clearly visible. A plaque from a previous dive is also visible as the sub sweeps over the deck. The sub then makes a sweep across to the radio room from where the first distress signal was made on 14 April 1912. This clip was first published as part of Titanic Journey: bbc.co.uk/northernireland/titanic/the_journey/exploring_the_wreck/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    British Life in the 20th Century

  • Keywords: disaster, accident, archeaology, diving, submarine, underwater, Titanic, submarine, north atlantic
Ideas for use in class
  • Compile a radio news programme announcement about the Titanic from the clips showing the liner on the seabed in the North Atlantic sea. Ask students to make notes on the different aspects of the disaster and for groups to report from different angles. Deliver the radio report 'live' to the class with a presenter reading the links to the newsreader and reporters.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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