My father survived the sinking of the Titanic

Witness History

By BBC World Service

My father survived the sinking of the Titanic

Tuesday, 24 August

When the RMS Titanic sank in 1912, after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic, roughly 700 passengers survived by escaping in the ship's lifeboats. Among them were six Chinese sailors travelling in third class. Unlike other survivors, their stories remained untold for decades. They faced racism and a hostile immigration system when they reached America. Viv Jones speaks to Tom Fong, the son of one of the Chinese sailors. He only found out what had happened to his father after his death. Photo: Tom’s father, Fang Lang. Credit: LP Films.
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