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    Michael Hughes,Katherine Bosworth
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    1851243771
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    Bodleian Library, University of Oxford (July 15, 2012)
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Titanic Calling: Wireless. has been added to your Cart. This book provides an excellent secondary resource for scholars of early wireless communications and will be of great interest to Titanic enthusiasts on this recent centenary of its sinking.

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Distributed for Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. Drawing on the extensive record of wireless transmissions in the Marconi Archives, Titanic Calling recounts this legendary story the way it was first heard, beginning with repeated warnings-just hours before the collision-of several large icebergs unusually far south and alarmingly close to the Titanic’s course.

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by Katherine Bosworth. Published to mark the centenary of the sinking, this book tells the story of the Titanic from a new angle: the role of wireless in the disaster

by Katherine Bosworth. Publisher Bodleian Library Published 2012 Format Hardback Pages 192p ISBN 9781851243778. Published to mark the centenary of the sinking, this book tells the story of the Titanic from a new angle: the role of wireless in the disaster. The narrative begins with warnings of ice, including one sent from the . Californian, the closest ship to the Titanic, just hours before the fatal collision.

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Published in commemoration of the one-hundredth anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, this book tells the story of that fateful night from an unusual angle: through the many wireless communications sent to and from the land stations and the ships involved as the tragic events unfolded.

Drawing on the extensive record of wireless transmissions in the Marconi Archives, Titanic Calling recounts this legendary story the way it was first heard, beginning with repeated warnings—just hours before the collision—of several large icebergs unusually far south and alarmingly close to the Titanic’s course. The story follows senior operator Jack Phillips as he sends distress messages to nearby ships and shows how these urgent calls for help were received and rapidly relayed across the Atlantic in a desperate attempt to save the lives of the Titanic’s passengers and crew. Finally, the distant SS Virginian receives the Titanic’s final, broken message. The story concludes with the rescue of the fortunate survivors, who radio messages to loved ones from aboard the RMS Carpathia while safely on their way to New York. Illustrated throughout with photographs of the messages and including full transcripts of original material, the book also features an introduction to the development of maritime wireless communications and a discussion of the Marconi Archives’s Titanic collection. The forced brevity of the messages lends the narrative a startling sense of immediacy and brings to life to the voices of the individuals involved.

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In 2004, the Marconi Company donated its extensive archives to the Bodleian Library of Britain’s Oxford University. Among its treasures are many records dealing with the Titanic disaster, and these form the basis of this volume. Of special interest are the procés-verbaux – wireless operators’ records of messages sent and received – of 12 ships and two shore stations communicating with Titanic, brought together in this book. They form a dramatic chronology of the events of a century ago.
The book’s opening pages provide an expert summary of wireless telegraphy as it was in 1912, describing the procedures, working hours, training and responsibilities of wireless operators and the nature of Titanic’s wireless equipment. The book features many facsimiles of telegraphic messages sent between the ships that night, and hitherto unpublished photos from the Marconi archives.
Wireless played a pivotal role in Titanic’s story, and this volume does a great job in stitching together the disparate elements of the personnel, equipment and messages of the disaster. For anyone interested in wireless’s role that night, this book is an excellent reference source.
Nilarius
For folks who are interested in radio history this is the finest book you will ever own.
The quality of the preparation work by the authors is amazing
The quality of the paper, covers and binding is amazing
The price seemed high when I bought it but when it arrived and opened the price was clearly understandable .
The book is about the progress of radio signals from broadband spark success in crossing from Europe to North America to how the improved product was used up through 1914 or so.
Many people were involved in making radio a useful tool.
The man who did the leg work to get financing was Marconi who created useful equipment and trained operators.
The 400 or so Marconi operators between 1900 and 1912 were amazing dedicated workers.
One of the shockers was the price of a Marconigram between a ship and anywhere else was $8 which was a lot of money in 1912. but the operators were severely overworked sending $8 messages from time to time.
This book is filled with photo copies of personal and company communications which give a clear picture of the Titanic disaster.
Try to imagine 20 life boats filled with almost 800 people. Forty people average per boat in freezing weather.
Included in the book is an excellent description of cargo and passenger routes in 1912. as well as call signs of land and ship stations of several nations. Of note is the rapid growth of radio installations once Lloyds Of London realized the value of being able to communicate with shipping they owned or financed. Another Amazon book is not as well prepared for production quality but unsurpassed in information regarding the effort of the British to create a network that copied almost all radio communications beginning in 1900. The book GCHQ THE SECRET WIRELESS WAR is a real eye opener regarding the value of being able to intercept decode and pinpoint the source of radio signals.
The amazing success of keeping secrets and the really hard part of using the information in a way governments never knew it happened is explained. 88 years of super close mouthed success is hard to imagine but it happened. The GCHQ book is loaded with names dates places and methods plus some pictures of important locations.
Conjukus
Very interesting book regarding the use of the Marconi wireless system during the RMS Titanic disaster. But also explains how the Marconi company operated. Had they SS Valencia been equipped with a wireless in Jan 1906 there would have been more survivors.
Google the "shipwreck SS Valencia" and you will read of what is known to some as the "Titanic" of the Pacific Northwest.
Road.to sliver
Very good reading for those interested in early radio telegraphy. Gave a chilling account of what took place from the view of the Marconi radio operators. Highly recommend.
Coiron
a good read for someone who is familiar with maritime radio. A layman probably wouldn't understand most of ir
Aradwyn
Excellent book with a lot of details detailing the communications.
Granigrinn
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