Many Titanic graves in Halifax

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Many of the Titanic victims are buried in cemeteries in Halifax in Canada Photo:

The bodies that were recovered after the Titanic disaster were taken to Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada. It was a grim task for undertakers who dealt with 280 of the people who died.

Today the majority of those buried in Halifax remain there in three cemeteries, because most families could not afford to bring their relatives home to Europe.

The Titanic's owners White Star refused to help, and the pay of the crew was stopped as soon as the tragedy occurred. Our correspondent Mike Pearse talks to Halifax historian Blair Beed.