A short film highlighting the records held by The National Archives on the sinking of the Titanic. Using original documents, James Cronan takes you through a history of the ship, from its construction to its fateful end. This talk traces the life of a crewman and investigates what life was like in Southampton after the tragedy. John Welshman's talk reconstructs the histories of 12 inhabitants of the 'small town' Titanic has been described as. This session aims to look at the social context of why women and children were evacuated from the Titanic first. This talk presents a chronology of the Olympic Class, from conception and construction to disaster and discovery.