Historically Accurate Details About The Passengers From 'Titanic' You Might Have Missed

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Titanic is possibly one of the most influential films of our generation based on one of the most tragic events in modern human history. James Cameron spared no expense in recreating the historical accuracy of the Magnificent Titanic. Every detail is painstakingly accounted for, including the passengers. Vote up the most interesting details below! 

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    Benjamin Guggenheim Refused A Lifeboat In Order To Spare Women And Children

    From Redditor u/SpaceBeer_:

    Titanic (1997) The well-dressed gentleman who decides to go down with the ship is Benjamin Guggenheim, an American businessman who refused a lifeboat in order to spare women and children. Alongside him is his valet, Giglio, who he chose to perish with.

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    One Of The Officers Onboard The 'Titanic' Went On To Serve In WWI And WWII

    From Redditor u/DrunkenPunchline:

    The character of Mr. Dawson in Dunkirk (2017), was actually based on a real person named Charles Lightoller, who happened to be the 2nd Officer onboard the RMS Titanic and was portrayed in the 1997 film. He survived the sinking and then served in WWI along with the evacuation of Dunkirk in WW2.

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    The Life Of Chief Baker Charles Joughin Is Shown Throughout The Movie

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    The Mother Soothes Her Children With Irish Mythology

    From Redditor u/serg27:

    As the ship sinks this woman is heard telling her children about "Tír na nÓg, the land of eternal youth and beauty." In Irish mythology, Tír na nÓg can be reached by going under water or across the sea.

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    The Priest Was A Real Person, Fr. Thomas Byles, Who Helped Passengers Escape

    From Redditor u/sangbum60090:

    In the movie Titanic (1997), the priest Jack and Rose see when the ship is nearing her end was a real person named Fr. Thomas Byles. He stayed on the ship to help passengers escape and gave absolution and prayed with more than a hundred people.

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    The Couple Shown In Bed Together Were Real Passengers Who Never Left Each Other's Side Until The Very End

    From Redditor u/Longduckdon22:

    The couple shown in bed together having accepted their fate is Isador and Ida Straus. They were the co-owners of Macy’s. Ida refused to leave his side when he refused a lifeboat spot because there were still women and children on board. They were last seen walking arm and arm together.

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