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And The Band Played On
by Christopher Ward


Overview - The amazing true story of one of the band members who famously played as the "Titanic" sank, written by his grandsonOn April 14, 1912, whenthe "Titanic" struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, 1,500 passengers and crew lost their lives. As the order to abandon ship was given, the orchestra took their instruments on deck and continued to play asthe ship went down.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The amazing true story of one of the band members who famously played as the "Titanic" sank, written by his grandsonOn April 14, 1912, whenthe "Titanic" struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, 1,500 passengers and crew lost their lives. As the order to abandon ship was given, the orchestra took their instruments on deck and continued to play asthe ship went down. The violinist, 21 year-old Jock Hume, knew that his fiancee, Mary, was expecting their first child, the author's mother.A century later, Christopher Ward reveals a dramatic story of love, loss, and betrayal, and the catastrophic impact of Jock's death on two very different Scottish families. He paints a vivid portrait of an age in which class determined the waypeople lived and died.This outstanding piece of historical detective work is also a moving account of how the author's quest to learn more about his grandfather revealed the shocking truth about a family he thought he knew, a truth that had been hidden for nearly100 years."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781444707960
  • ISBN-10: 1444707965
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 290


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