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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Titanic in next to no time with this concise guide. 50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the voyage of the Titanic.When the Titanic liner set sail from Southampton on 10 April 1912, the passengers on board had no idea of the terrible fate that awaited them four days later. Everything was in place for an unforgettable journey: the brand new ship was proclaimed the largest, fastest and most luxurious in the world. But, on the night of 14 April, the unthinkable happened when an iceberg loomed in the horizon. Within just a few hours, the magnificent vessel was headed towards the depths of the ocean. In just 50 minutes you will: • Understand the historical and social context of the time and how this led to the building of the largest and most luxurious ship, the Titanic • Learn more about the people involved in the tragedy, including the captain, the architect and the ship owner • Analyse the development of the event, from the ship’s departure on 10 April to the moment it began its descent to the seabed at 2.20am on 14 April ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.