Titanic Valour : The Life of Fifth Officer Harold Lowe Paperback
by Inger Sheil
Harold Lowe, Fifth Officer of RMS Titanic, was described by another survivor as `the real hero of the Titanic.' After taking an active role in the evacuation, Lowe took command of a raft of lifeboats, distributing passengers among them so he could return to the wreckage and look for survivors - the only officer to do so.
He succeeded in raising a sail, rescued the drenched inhabitants of a sinking lifeboat and towed another boat to safety. Lowe had a long and fascinating life at sea. The tragic sinking of the Titanic was only the most notorious incident in a career that took him as a fifteen-year-old runaway to the coast of West Africa and into action in Siberia during the Russian Revolution.
Titanic historian Inger Sheil has worked closely with Lowe's family to compile a gripping biography of this heroic Welshman.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 17/01/2012
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780752469966