We thought we’d mark the occasion by sharing this recording of a 1936 radio broadcast featuring a recollection of the events of that tragic night by Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller, who was the most senior officer to survive the disaster. This broadcast, nearly 76 years old, was at the time looking back at a relatively recent event, a sea disaster that had occurred just 24 years earlier.
Would that we had similar accounts from witnesses to all of history’s memorable events.
I Was There: Commander C. H. Lightoller (23 min.; Nov. 1, 1936)