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Empress of Ireland

  • 43 mins
  • 65%
  • All Ages
  • Canada FlagCACanada
  • 2013
  • Documentaries

Empress of Ireland, a new film telling the exciting and emotional story of the tragic events that led to the sinking of the ''Ocean Liner'' of the Canadian Pacific, the Empress of Ireland, in the night of May 28th 1914, killing 1012 victims in the Saint-Laurent. You will assist to the departure of the ship in Liverpool, England. You will discover original photographies, documents and interviews with history specialists. Through sophisticated reconstitutions, you will visit the interior of the ship including the dining room of the first classes and the ballroom, while getting to know the passengers like Laurence Irving and his spouse Mabel Hackney, along with members of the crew and their captain, Henry George Kendall. Finally you will live with the members of the crew the terrible events that preceded the catastrophy and the fatal collision with the Norvegian coal boat , the Storstad which sank the Empress of Ireland in 14 minutes in the darkness of the waters. You will see some scenes that take place after the accident in Rimouski and more. In bonus, multiple legends that stimulated the collective imagination around the Empress of Ireland.