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The Iceberg That Sank the Titanic 

Documentary about the legendary Titanic tragedy from the iceberg's perspective.


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Documentary about the iceberg that sank the Titanic on April 14, 1912 More than just a giant ice cube in search of a gin and tonic, every iceberg is unique, molded by its ocean journey as it splits, fractures and melts each day. But where do they come from and, more particularly, what were the origins of the iceberg that sealed the fate of the Titanic in April 1912? According to this exquisitely shot documentary, which is a cross between a nature program and a whodunit, the fatal iceberg most likely began as a snowflake that fell in Greenland more than 100,000 years ago. It gradually formed part of a vast glacier before breaking away to become what is known as a mega berg. There are eerie pictures of scientists exploring the tunnels inside icebergs, historic film of the Titanic being constructed and astonishing contemporary footage of a giant iceberg tipping near the fishing village of Ilulissat and the resulting tsunami. Written by Enzedder

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Very intriguing documentary
15 June 2016 | by (The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left) – See all my reviews

This fifty-minute episode from the TV series "The Natural World" relates the sinking of the Titanic from the perspective of the iceberg that the mighty ship struck on that fateful night of April 14, 1912. The iceberg came from Greenland and was first carved in 1909. Said iceberg took all of three years to wind up in the area of the North Atlantic ocean that the Titanic was crossing on her maiden voyage. Unfortunately, the Titanic was plowing through that part of the ocean on a freezing cold night when the sea was calm and there was no moon in the sky, both of which made it difficult to spot anything ahead of it until it was already too late. It's noted by an expert on icebergs and the ocean that the Titanic would have probably survived a head-on collision with the iceberg with only some damage to the front of the ship; the major fatal error made by the crew was the hasty last minute decision to try to avoid the iceberg by turning away from it, which only made the hull susceptible to being torn open by said iceberg. The footage of the terrifying destructive power of icebergs makes for quite a startling spectacle to behold. Moreover, the stock footage of the Titanic being built and subsequently launched is likewise really impressive. An interesting and illuminating show.

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