I Was There - Commander CH Lightoller

Commander Lightoller gives his version of events on the fateful night in April 1912. He lays great weight on the fact that a warning message about the amount of ice in the area was never delivered to the bridge, seeming to imply that if this news had been received, the accident could have been avoided. The picture depicts the crew of the Titanic, including Captain Edward Smith (centre), who went down with his ship, and Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller (third in from right), who was the most senior officer to survive the disaster.

Photo credit: Mary Evans Picture Library.

↗ Originally broadcast 1 November 1936.

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