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Titanic Valour: The Life of Fifth Officer Harold Lowe

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The first biography of Welsh hero Harold Lowe, the only officer to return in a lifeboat for Titanic survivors

I have never prided myself upon being a prophet, but of this I am positive: When the Titanic disaster has become a matter of history, Harold G. Lowe will occupy the hero's place.

– Sheriff Joseph E Bayliss, Sergeant at Arms to the United States Senate

20 May 1912



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Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by The History Press (first published November 30th 2011)
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Amber
Sep 03, 2012 Amber rated it it was amazing
Harold Lowe has always been one of the most fascinating people to emerge from the Titanic disaster. His gruff, forthright manner; unwillingness to put up with cowardice or foolery; his bravery as the one boat to go back to the wreckage to search for survivors...

During the American Inquest into the sinking, he was asked by Judge Smith (I think I have his name right - if not, apologies!!) 'What is an iceberg made of?' The American press went crazy over his scathing reply: 'Ice, Sir', and he was ma
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Aug 22, 2016 Rachel rated it really liked it
Having always had an interest in the Titanic and her officers, I was thrilled when I discovered this book about Harold Lowe, the ship's fifth officer and one of the disaster's most memorable people. Inger Sheil did a lot of research and it clearly shows. I thoroughly enjoyed the little facts that Sheil placed in the book throughout, such like Lowe's conversation with Renee Harris before leaving America after the Titanic inquiry. It was something I had never heard before! Unfortunately, the book ...more
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