Watch Rare Interviews From Titanic Survivors

They talk about life on the Titanic before it struck the iceberg, and provide some insight into some of the more common stories told about the disaster.

Although the Titanic sunk over 100 years ago, it still captivates the attention and the imagination of millions of people around the world.

The unsinkable ship struck an iceberg during its voyage of April 1912 and only 711 passengers escaped alive out of 2200 passengers on board.

Photo: Library of Congress

The survivors are the ones who told the stories about what happened during the final moments before the ocean liner went under the water. In the video below, you can hear three of those eyewitnesses tell their stories.

The British Pathé’s news archives shared this clip from 1970. It has interviews with three survivors of the Titanic.

Photo: YouTube/British Pathé
Photo: YouTube/British Pathé

Those passengers, along with the others, were separated according to social class on the ship so the event is told from different perspectives.

They talk about life on the Titanic before it struck the iceberg in the early hours of April 15, 2012. They also give some insight into some of the more common stories told about the disaster, including how the band played while the ship sunk.