Page 2 - Secrets of the Titanic
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The legend of the Titanic has exercised a powerful fascination over the minds of three generations. The largest ship in the world, proclaimed unsinkable, going down on her maiden voyage with appalling loss of life. Not only was it the worst seagoing disaster ever but the date April 15 I 9I2 came to symbolise the end of an era of opulence and confidence. One who fell under her spell was ocean- ographer Dr Robert Ballard. For 10 years he pursued a singleminded quest, over- coming obstacles and disap- pointments, and pushing underwater technology to its limits to unravel the mysteries of the Titanic's final hours and discover her resting place. Here for the first time is the full story of Ballard's explora- tions, with his exclusive pictures. Sue Russell reports W THE QUEST FORTHE I
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