The winter of 1911-1912 had been a mild one. Higher-than-usual temperatures in the North Atlantic had caused more icebergs to drift off the west coast of Greenland than at any point in the previous 50 years.
And if not for that one anomalously warm winter, perhaps the Titanic might never have had any iceberg to hit.
And beyond this one haunting photo, there exist dozens of poignant Titanic sinking photos that capture the tragic ignorance of the crew and passengers who had no idea that the “unsinkable” ship was about to go down.
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