RMS Titanic Only Existing Footage

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Here is a rare video of  the Titanic under construction at the Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast. Construction, funded by J.P. Morgan's International Mercantile Marine Co., began in March, 1909.

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Just to note, this is not actually the only footage in existence of the Titanic being built.
I work for THEMSUEUM in Kitchener Ontario, and right now we are home to the Titanic artifact exhibit.
We have a video on display of roughly the same length that shows portions of the Titanic being built at the shipyard as well. The footage shows men hammering rivets, portions of the ship being lifted into place by crane, and aerial views of the ship in the yard.
In this footage the Titanic is not as complete as it is seen here, and it has not yet been placed in the water.
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The background music (Pachelbel) is the yuppie national anthem most often played at pretentious weddings-- thus it sucks to use it here.
AND: technically this is not the "only" existing footage, the National Geographic sponsored expedition footage of the wreck-site counts too, though it is contemporary.

Only existing "historical" footage would be more accurate.
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