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In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy

Shivering survivors, grief-stricken relatives waiting on the docks and shock in the White Star Line offices: a pictorial record of the world receiving news that the ‘unsinkable’ ship had done the unthinkable.
Apr 15th 2012, 8:30 AM 21,642 31

THIS DAY 100 years ago, the friends and remaining relatives of those 1,514 people who perished in the Titanic tragedy began to clamour for news of their loved ones.

Had they, by some miracle, survived the terrible sinking? These photographs from that date – and the months immediately after – give a sense of the chaos, shock, grief and recriminations of the time.

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Susan Daly

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