Titanic Orphans’ Amazing Tale Of Survival
March 28, 2012 by staff
Titanic Orphans’ Amazing Tale Of Survival, Brothers Michel Navratil, 4, and Edmond, 2, were placed onto one of the last lifeboats by their father before the disastrous sinking of the Titanic. Their father did not make it off the doomed vessel, making the two youngsters the only parent-less children aboard the ship.
Referred to as ‘Louis and Lola’ in newspaper articles, their mother was eventually located and reunited with her children one month after the catastrophe. Michel and Edmond Navratil must have felt a sense of relief when they finally made it on to the last lifeboat to be successfully launched from the sinking Titanic.
Despite their tender years, the brothers – aged just four and two – would have been aware of the terror and hysteria that had engulfed those still trapped on the stricken vessel.
They were placed on the lifeboat by their father – but it was the last time they ever saw him.
As the 100th anniversary of the disaster approaches, Michel and Edmond’s incredible story of survival has been resurrected through a series of photographs documenting those who escaped.
The boys became known as ‘Louis and Lola’ – the only children to be rescued from the Titanic without a parent or guardian.
After placing them on the lifeboat, their father died during the sinking. They were among the 700 passengers picked up by the Carpathia.
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