2015.01.31【英译中】待拍卖信件揭露泰坦尼克号沉没新细节(25句)

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Up next, a letter, one that could fetch as much as $6,000 when it goes up for auction later this month. Why? It involves the Titanic, one of the most famous shipwrecks in history. Titanic hit an iceberg on the night of April 14th, 1912.

 接下来我们关注一封信件,这个月末它拍卖的时候它的价格可能会达到6000美元。为什么?因为它与泰坦尼克号,历史上最有名的沉船有关。它于1912414日晚撞上一座冰山。


The ship that was called unsinkable sank within three hours. Of 2,200 people onboard, about 700 got to life boats and survived. That was one of the problems when the ship went down. There weren't enough life boats for the people on board. But there were still enough to hold just under 1,200 people. So, why did only 700 survived? Because the life boats weren't filled to capacity.

这艘被称作“无法沉没”的大船仅用了3小时便沉入大海。船上2200人中大约有700人逃上救生船得以幸存。人多船少是当年泰坦尼克号沉没时的一个大问题,但这些船仍足以容纳将近1200人。那为什么只有700人幸存?因为救生船并没有装满。


One rumor of why haunted the woman who wrote the letter up for auction.

This letter is handwritten, and it is by a survivor of the Titanic. Lady Lucy Duff Gordon, she wrote this letter on May 27th, 1912. She is writing to her very good friend that lives in New York, and she begins the letter by saying thank you so much for your care, your concern, because of the disaster that just happened.

 关于这个原因的传言一直困扰着写作这封将被拍卖的信的女人。

这封信是手写的,而且是出于泰坦尼克号一位幸存者之手。1912年的527 露西·杜夫·戈登女写了这封信。信是写给她住在纽约的好友的,她在开头中坦言由于刚刚发生的灾难,非常感谢你的照顾,你的关心。

 

She goes on to talk about her husband Cosmo. Lady Lucy Duff Gordon was a very important fashion designer at the time. This was definitely a couple that had a lot of money. And they ended up in life boat number one, and that's where the controversy begins.

Lady Lucy Duff Gordon says in the letter that she and her husband Cosmo were the only ones that were asked to testify before the British Wreck Commissioners’ inquiry. She also says that after that, that the tabloids went rampant, saying that it was her husband that commandeered the life boat and the person that was rowing to say, row even faster, don't put any more survivors on board.

 她接着谈到了自己的丈夫科兹摩。露西·杜夫·戈登女士是当时名声显赫的时装设计师。因此这绝对是一对多金的夫妇。他们最终坐上了1号救生艇,也是争议发生的地方。
露西·杜夫·戈登女士在信中说她和她的丈夫科兹摩是唯一被英国沉船委员要求调查作证的人。她还说在那之后,小报报道猖獗,说她的丈夫就是霸占救生艇而且要求尽快逃离,不要再让任何更多幸存者上船的那个人。


Now, here are the facts. That life boat could hold 40 survivors, the fact of why there were only 12 survivors in that life boat and not 40 has never been corroborated, but Lady Lucy Duff Gordon in this letter to her friend in 1912, says that her husband never got over the rumors, that it affected him for the rest of his life. She says, "That he was brokenhearted over the negative coverage for the rest of his life.

然而事实是这样。那艘救生艇可以容纳40,为什么当时只有12人而不是40人登艇这一点从未有过确切说法。但1912年露西·杜夫·戈登女士这封写给朋友的信中说她的丈夫再没能摆脱这些传言,这些流言蜚语影响了他的一生。她说:“他在这些负面报道的痛苦中度过了余生。”

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