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Twitter account will live-tweet story of Titanic on 100th anniversary

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Next month marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic – then the world’s largest passenger ship. To commemorate, a new Twitter account will ‘live’-tweet her disastrous maiden journey, narrated in first-person as if coming directly from those involved.

The Twitter account, Titanic Voyage, is managed by The History Press, the UK’s largest specialist history publisher.

The Titanic is arguably the most famous ship in recent history, constructed in the equally famous Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Tweeting has already begun and will continue through April 15 when the Titanic struck an iceberg approximately 600 kilometres south of Newfoundland.

The first three tweets from the account read,

Titanic: Her Journey, iPad app
Titanic: Her Journey, iPad app

As well as ‘live’ tweeting the events, The History Press will also release an iPad app on March 15. The app, Titanic: Her Journey, “collates the knowledge of the world’s foremost Titanic experts in the most interactive way to date”. It also includes rare archive footage, archive photographs of its construction, detailed ship plans and survivor accounts.

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