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Craving News of RMS Titanic Passengers at White Star Offices

Crowds outside and inside of the White Star Line Offices Crave Any News about the Fate of Passengers.

Crowds outside and inside of the White Star Line Offices Crave Any News about the Fate of Passengers. The Illustrated London News (4 May 1912) p. 659. © Bureau and L.N.A. GGA Image ID # 101e71c624.

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When the Line's Flags Were at Half-Mast after the Wreck of the “Titanic" with Great Loss of Life: Anxious Inquirers at the White Star Company's West-End Office in Cockspur Street.

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After the Coming of the News That the “Titanic" Had Been in Disastrous Collision with an Iceberg: A News-Seeking Crowd outside the Leadenhall Street Office of the White Star Line, on April 16.

As soon as it was stated that the great White Star liner "Titanic" had been in collision with an iceberg, relatives, and friends of those aboard made haste to seek news.

Their anxiety was the greater in that such reports, as arrived in the earlier hours of suspense were not only meager but conflicting.

A ray of hope came when it was stated that the liner was in tow, but this was dissipated by later messages which reported a disaster so appalling in its magnitude that there has never been in like.

The first list of names of those saved came via Cape Race, whence it had been sent by wireless from the "Carpathia."

Confusion in the spelling of names was, it is said, due to interruption by amateur wireless operators.

"Craving News of 'Titanic' Passengers: At White Star Offices," in The Illustrated London News, New York: The International News Company, Vol. 50, No. 1304, Saturday, 4 May 1912, p. 659.

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