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    Using documents from The National Archives, James Cronan will take you through the history of the ship, from its construction and launch to its fateful end. James Cronan is a records specialist in diplomatic and colonial records. His interest in all things Titanic stems from the fact that his great-grandfather was a crewman on board the stricken ship. He has worked at The National Archives for 17 years, at Chancery Lane, the Family Records Centre and Kew.

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcasts/titanic-the-official-story.htm

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    You know that scene in every disaster movie, where the frantic and panicky

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    http://outsideinradio.org/shows/carringtonevent

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