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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Last story of the Titanic

London's only living witness to the sinking of the Titanic trouble fraught life. He was forced to sell valuable souvenirs. Otherwise, no one could pay for her treatment at home. Millvina Dean's tragic story.

She is not Rose DeWitt Bukater, beautiful girl who became a bone of contention Caledon Nathan Hockley and Jack Dawson. He did not even see the creation of a fictional character in James Cameron's film Titanic colossal which still survive as the most watched it.

He, Millvina Dean was just two months, when the ships 'arrogant' from Dublin it struck ice and sank in the Atlantic Ocean in April 1912. He survived with Rose DeWitt Bukater and even if there was a fictitious figure, transported ship Carpathia to New York.

Now, at the age of 96 years, Dean, the only victims of the sinking of the Titanic are still alive, the more helpless. He was forced to sell the historic items, in order to have money to pay for care in old age.

Historic items? Once in New York, Dean, his brother who was 2 years old, and her mother, no nothing, except the clothes worn attached to the body. Before returning to England, they received donations of small suitcase of clothes. Donations were given the citizens of New York to help the victims rebuild their lives.
Now, the old trunk that was going out of Dean's life. Also other items remaining memories of the tragedy. Dean was the Titanic memorabilia will be auctioned in Devizes, western England, on Saturday (18/10) this. He hoped that historic items can be sold U.S. $ 5,200.

Among the items that include mold strange Titanic and letters from the Titanic Relief Fund offering compensation 1 pound, 7 shillings, 6 pence, every week for his mother. But, the key of the auction, according to auctioneer Andrew Aldridge, is the trunk. "There is a history of the luggage carried by this," he said.

Dean lived at Woodlands Ridge, in a private nursing home in the south of Southampton, the port where the Titanic went. Here, too, in fiction Cameron, Jack Dawson won the bet to get a ticket to the country dream, America, along with the Titanic.
"I can not stay in my house again. I need to sell it all now because they have to pay for home care. I will sell anything that I think can get the money," said Dean.

Nursing homes that cost between U.S. $ 1,000 up to 1,500 a week, depending on the required level of care residents. Woodlands Ridge spokesman declined to discuss Dean's situation today.

The British government is actually providing free health care system. However, some private companies offer more comprehensive services, of course with a fee. Home care is more spartan government, shared rooms and no television facilities.
Dean, Elizabeth Gladys Dean complete, including passengers and their families who want to emigrate to Kansas City, along with the Titanic, 96 years ago. Four days after leaving Southampton, precisely on the night of 14 April 1912, the Titanic struck ice and sank.

This event is silencing hubris that says shipbuilders could not be drowned. Because it was also arrogant, Titanic did not have enough lifeboats for 2,200 passengers and crew.

Dean, her mother Georgetta and brother Bertram Jr. were among 706 the average woman and young child who saved the ship Carpathia. His father, Bertramd Dean, was killed along with more than 1,500 other passengers.

Dean did not know the tragedy that after eight years of age. At that time, her mother was about to get married again. To Dean, Georgetta tells how his father died.
"I do not want to remember anymore," he said, 11 years ago. Dean said he watched the movie about the Titanic, A Night to Remember, along with other victims in 1958. He was so disappointed and decided not to watch any movie longer linked to the tragedy, including the Titanic which catapulted Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet.

Dean was now the only surviving penumpan Titanic. Previously, Lillian Asplund, last American survivor, died in 2006 at the age of 99 years. Another Briton who survived and lived a long time, Barbara Joyce West Dainton, breathed her last in November last year in the age of 96 years.

Dean's story became one of the thousands of interesting stories from the Titanic. "More than 2,200 passengers on board, from John Jacob Astor, who was the richest in the world at that time, until the poor families of Scandinavian emigration to the U.S. to start a new life. There are about 2,200 stories," said Aldridge.

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