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Stella Carol, 1915

Stella Carol

Singer Stella Carol photographed in 1915. It’s a shame this photo is so damaged, I think I might use my PhotoShop skills to try and repair it…

Stella Carol, age 17, a well-known soprano, and her husband, Albert Leblond, were passengers aboard the White Star Company Arabic when it was torpedoed without warning on August 20, 1915. The liner sank to the bottom of the Atlantic eleven minutes after it was hit. Approximately 175 passengers and 215 crew members survived the German attack.
Stella endeavored to keep up the spirits of her companions in one of the crowded lifeboats by singing “It’s a long way to Tipperary” to them, along with other patriotic songs – and she also lent a hand with an oar.


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