England Remembers the Titanic

    Helena Beaumont-Jones from Airlie Beach, Australia is overcome with emotion as the MS Balmoral Titanic memorial cruise ship approaches the wreck site of the Titanic in the Atlantic Ocean, Saturday, April 14, 2012. A century after the great ship went down with the loss of 1,500 lives, events around the globe are marking a tragedy that retains a titanic grip on the world's imagination - an icon of Edwardian luxury that became, in a few dark hours 100 years ago, an enduring emblem of tragedy.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    On Sunday the city that set the Titanic on its fated voyage a century ago plans to remember the lives lost. The ship left Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912, and sank five days later. The seaside city is set to commemorate the maritime catastrophe with religious services in one of many observances across the country. In Liverpool, where the ship was registered, commemorative events will take place at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, and a memorial will be observed at the Stoke-on-Trent home of Capt. Edward Smith. The city of Southampton has more memorials to the lives lost in the sinking of the Titanic than any other place in the world has.

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