Water-Stained Violin Proven To Be the One That Played Nearer my God to Thee By Brave Bandmaster As the Titanic Sank

Posted by admin on Mar 14, 2013

For more than 100 years Titanic has gripped the imagination, with mysteries and unanswered questions aplenty. But now one of the doomed liner’s most enigmatic secrets has been uncovered as experts say they are certain a water-stained violin discovered in an attic was from the ship.

Described as the most important artefact to have been plucked from the sea after the 1912 disaster, the violin belonged to bandmaster Wallace Hartley. It is the instrument that he played as the ship went down in the Atlantic, and that he later used as a buoyancy aid once Titanic went down.

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