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Author Sheil, Inger.

Title Titanic Valour : The Life of Fifth Officer Harold Lowe / Inger Sheil.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2011]


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Summary The first biography of Welsh hero Harold Lowe, the only officer to return in a lifeboat for Titanic survivorsI have never prided myself upon being a prophet, but of this I am positive: When the Titanic disaster has become a matter of history, Harold G. Lowe will occupy the hero's place.– Sheriff Joseph E Bayliss, Sergeant at Arms to the United States Senate20 May 1912 Harold Lowe, Fifth Officer of RMS Titanic, was described by another survivor as "the real hero of the Titanic." After taking an active role in the evacuation, Lowe took command of a raft of lifeboats, distributing passengers among them so he could return to the wreckage and look for survivors—the only officer to do so. He succeeded in raising a sail, rescued the drenched inhabitants of a sinking lifeboat, and towed another boat to safety. Lowe had a long and fascinating life at sea. The tragic sinking of the Titanic was only the most notorious incident in a career that took him as a 15-year-old runaway to the coast of West Africa and into action in Siberia during the Russian Revolution. Titanic historian Inger Sheil has worked closely with Lowe's family to compile a gripping biography of this heroic Welshman.
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Subject Lowe, Harold.
Titanic (Steamship)
Merchant mariners -- Wales -- Biography.
Shipwrecks -- North Atlantic Ocean -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Sheil, Inger. Titanic valour. Stroud : History, 2012. 9780752469966 (pbk.) (DLC)2012379191
Standard No. 9780752477701
ISBN 9780752477701 (e-pub)
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