Given that on April 15th it will be exactly one hundred years to the day since the Titanic sank on her maiden voyage, there is of course a good deal of media coverage about the tragedy, including Julian Fellowes’ mini-series Titanic, which debuted last night.
In addition, there have been – and will be more – documentaries on various channels which proffer several theories on why the ship sank.
But today, in the Sun, it’s been reported that a new book entitled, Who Sank The Titanic? The Final Verdict, has pointed the finger of blame at Winston Churchill.
In the book, which will be published by Pen & Sword Books and will be released next month at an RRP of £19.99, its author Robert Strange claims that Churchill had a previously unrecognised, “inglorious role” in the 1912 tragedy.
Strange writes, “Churchill was fatally distracted from his vitally important safety duties by a combination of burning political ambition, wounded pride and the pursuit of his future wife Clementine… Read more & comment »