J. Bruce Ismay, the White Star Line managing director and Titanic survivor, was born on 12 December 1862.
Rightly or wrongly, Ismay was widely blamed for the Titanic disaster. Perhaps the very first victim of a media hate campaign, Ismay’s reputation never recovered. While other survivors were relating their accounts in diaries, books, newspapers and magazines, Ismay kept silent and never spoke of his beloved liner again.
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