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Titanic orphans: A tale of survival

2012-04-11 03:19:01 GMT2012-04-11 11:19:01(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Michel and Edmond Navratil, ages 4 and 2, were traveling with their father to America aboard the Titanic. Their father did not make it off the sinking vessel, leaving the two young boys without a guardian or way to be identified.

Michel and Edmond Navratil reunited with their mother, Marcelle, in New York City one month after the Titanic disaster. The children's parents had recently separated, and what was supposed to be a weekend stay with their father turned into a trip on the Titanic to start a new life in America without Marcelle.

Titanic survivors Michel and Edmond Navratil were referred to in newspaper articles as 'Louis and Lola' before they were identified.

Titanic survivors adrift in the Atlantic Ocean were rescued by the Carpathia.

Crowds in New York awaiting the arrival of Titanic survivors rescued by the Carpathia.

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.

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