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szukacz

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Titanic and German logbooks
« on: April 15, 2012, 03:36:19 pm »
Today I watched the movie "Titanic Case Closed"- National Geographic.
Tim Martin historian, sought information about the route which the Titanic sailed. Particular interest to him the sea water temperature (limit Labrador Current). In their search for documents, went to the Hamburg Sea Archiuwum. And there 37 000 logbooks of sailing ships and steamers of German from 1829. Pretty interesting story.

And I thought that the logs are available only in English  ;) ;D

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Re: Titanic and German logbooks
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 03:58:10 pm »
I can speak German. Bring 'em on!

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Re: Titanic and German logbooks
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2012, 04:08:52 pm »
So do I, I only hope that they are written in "latin" scripture and not in the old German writing which can only be read by a few people.  ;D ;D

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Re: Titanic and German logbooks
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 07:18:32 pm »
The person who introduced Tim had trouble with reading logs because
some were written in Gothic letters.  :D

In my case, it is only a number of transcription  :(
Very poorly with my German, but who knows ...  ;)

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Re: Titanic and German logbooks
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012, 07:45:59 pm »
I do have minimal German, but if any of it's written in fraktur, I'm dead.  We'll have to see.

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Re: Titanic and German logbooks
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Re: Titanic and German logbooks
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 04:42:48 am »
I can read old gothic german, as I love to read 1700's german cookbooks.

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Re: Titanic and German logbooks
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012, 08:56:52 am »
I can read old gothic german, as I love to read 1700's german cookbooks.

Only 37000 log books to go then Karin!   Joking apart - what's good about those cookbooks please?  I am intrigued.  Do they have an interesting cooking style? Around that time we were still roasting things, boiling things and cooking some things in pies with inedible pie crust in England.