Titanic: The Rescue Mission


By: Oliver Hayes
January 2015
Bretwalda Books
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781909698635
68 Pages, Illustrated
$14.95 Paper original


While the RMS Titanic was sinking more than a dozen ships were racing to aid the stricken liner. This is the story of the rescue mission, including the search for bodies that followed.

We read about the Russian cook preparing vast gallons of vegetable soup for survivors, the rescue ship that nearly hit an iceberg itself and the confusion over the radio waves as messages were sent, lost or misinterpreted. Historian Oliver Hayes has gone back to contemporary newspaper reports, personal letters and the official inquiries held on both sides of the Atlantic to research the exciting story of the rescue mission to save the Titanic.