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And the band played on...<br />
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Wallace Hartley.<br />
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The violin played by the bandmaster on the Titanic as the ship was sinking is finally being auctioned for an estimated £400,000.<br />
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The wooden instrument has been proven to be the one used by Wallace Hartley as his band famously played on to help keep the passengers calm during the disaster.<br />
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Its existence and survival only emerged in 2006 when the son of an amateur violinist who was gifted it by her music teacher in the early 1940s contacted an auctioneers.