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Sold for £34,000 - Lightoller letter revealing stoic attitude of the crew.<br />
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A letter from the most senior officer to survive the disaster and last survivor taken on board the rescue ship Carpathia Charles Lightoller. <br />
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The stoicism and bravery of the doomed crew of the Titanic can be told after a remarkable eye-witness account by the most senior surviving officer emerged for the first time.<br />
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As the liner sank after hitting an iceberg, second officer Charles Lightoller wrote of how he bumped into eight colleagues who were walking<br />
calmly on deck to reassure panicked passengers.<br />
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Accepting their impending fate, the men then all shook hands with the officer with the words 'goodbye old man' before they were washed overboard minutes later.