encyclopedia titanica

Author Robert Strange an investigative journalist and former newspaper crime reporter claims Britains Second World War Prime Minister had a previously unrecognised inglorious role in the loss of the vessel on her maiden voyage in 1912 As a newlypromoted government minister Churchill had final responsibility for all marine safety when the Titanic was being planned designed and built Yet he failed in his duties as President of the Board of Trade to ensure that the ship was properly constructed and that her passengers were safe the author claims Strange says Churchill was fatally distracted from his vitally important safety duties by a combination of burning political ambition wounded pride and the pursuit of his future wife Clementine