Foreign News: Helmsman Hitchens

On a starry April night in 1912 Robert Hitchens stood at the wheel of the Titanic, world's biggest, newest, fastest ocean liner, guiding her at full speed on her maiden voyage through the Newfoundland ice fields. Suddenly above the far-off music of the ship's orchestra, Helmsman Hitchens felt a scrape of ice on steel. Three hours later the S. S. Titanic slid to the bottom. Helmsman Hitchens was one of some 300 men who with about 400 women and children got away in lifeboats from the greatest marine disaster in history.

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