History's Greatest Blunders

Titanic: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Series 1 - Episode 18 Titanic: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

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Summary

The sinking of the Titanic. Too few lifeboats, cost-cutting on the construction materials, pressure from the owner to travel at full speed through an icefield and watertight bulkheads which did not even reach the top deck all led to the ultimate tragedy.
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