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Sharing Titanic memories

Nearly three hundred bodies recovered from the Titanic disaster were taken to Halifax. Many documents and personal affects of those taken there are in a special archive. Most are going on the internet for people to see for the first time.

Mike Pearse talks to Gary Shutlock of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia and takes a look at some of personal objects used to identify those who died.



Titanic victims laid to rest in Halifax

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

Today it is where the majority remain in three cemeteries as most families couldn't afford to bring relatives home.

White Star refused to help and the pay of the crew was stopped as soon as the tragedy occurred. Halifax historian Blair Beed talks to Mike Pearse.

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