Thursday, December 27, 2012

Violet Jessop - Titanic Suvivor

This is a photograph of Violet Jessop who was an ocean liner stewardess. She happened to be working in the Titanic when it sank. What is amazing about Violet's story is that she not only survived the Titanic, but she also survived the sister ship the Britannic when it sank in 1916. At that time Violet was working as a nurse during World War One.
Violet happened to also be working on the Olympic in 1911 when it collided with the old protected cruiser HMS Hawke off the Isle of Wight.

Friedrich Nietzsche once said: "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."

Violet had a remarkable life despite the experiences she had on the rough seas.

Why this post? I just got done watching a PBS Special

The legacy of the Titanic is explored by "Dancing With the Stars" judge Len Goodman, who once worked as an apprentice welder for the company that built the ship. He visits Belfast, where it was built, and Southampton, England, home to many of the dead, and meets with descendants of the passengers and crew.

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