By: Sidney F. Tyler
For nearly a century the Titanic has been a source of fascination and, although many books have been written about the ill-fated White Star liner, the real story is the effect it had on the people involved. In May 1912, for two memorable weeks, five-year-old Sidney Tyler enjoyed the company of Lolo and Momon, four and two-year old French boys saved from the sinking Titanic. As years passed, Sidney never forgot their visit to his home and he wondered what happened to his childhood friends.
Published by the Titanic Historical Society to honor Titanic's centennial, Orphans of the Titanic is a sensitive tale of happenstance that brought two French children into the home of a Philadelphia boy and of his determination to renew almost 70 years later, a friendship that began from a terrible tragedy the Titanic disaster.