The Loss of the Titanic The story of the sinking of the Titanic, as told by the official enquiry, reveals some remarkable facts which have been lost in popular re-tellings of the story. A ship of the same line, only a few miles away from the Titanic as she sank, should have been able to rescue passengers, so why did this not happen? Readers of this fascinating report will discover that many such questions remain unanswered and that the full story of a tragedy which has entered into popular mythology has by no means been told. The R.101 Disaster In the golden age of air travel, the R101 was the biggest and most splendid airship in the world. On the evening of the 4th October 1930 she left her mooring mast at Cardington on her ill-fated journey to India. As the ship ploughed on through increasingly threatening weather, The Air Minister and his guests retired to their well appointed cabins. Seven hours later at 2.05 am her burning frame lay shattered on a hillside in France, 46 of its 54 passengers killed instantly. The high hopes and ambitions of a brief but glorious era in aviation perished with them in the flames, changing forever the way we would fly.
The Munich Air Crash 1958 The loss of eight key players in the Manchester United football team, plus 30 other people on board the BEA aircraft at Munich airport, stunned the world. Presented here for the first time in popular format is the German inquiry into the causes of the crash, plus the British inquiry to consider whether the captain was in any way to blame.