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Thousands of Germans watch the Cap Arcona being launched in Hamburg in 1927

Thousands of Germans watch the Cap Arcona being launched in Hamburg in 1927

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Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels (far right) on the film set

Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels (far right) on the film set

The Cap Arcona is destroyed by RAF bombers

The Cap Arcona is destroyed by RAF bombers

A cinema poster for ‘Titanic’

A cinema poster for ‘Titanic’

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Thousands of Germans watch the Cap Arcona being launched in Hamburg in 1927

You don’t need to be an aficionado of maritime history to appreciate the significance of April 14.

Most people from this part of the world will be aware of that fateful date in 1912 when the Belfast-built Titanic struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic and sank on its maiden voyage, taking 1,500 souls with it.


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