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HEROES of the Marchioness disaster The Marchioness disaster occurred on the River Thames in London, England, on 20 August 1989, when the pleasure boat Marchioness sank after being run down by the dredger Bowbelle. The two boats collided under Cannon Street Railway Bridge.  are to receive bravery Bravery
See also Heroism.


foremost Greek hero of Trojan War; brave and formidable warrior. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 12]


courageous Indian prince; Rinaldo’s enemy. [Ital. Lit.
 awards - 12 years after the tragedy in which 51 people died.

The eight police officers and 11 civilians, who helped save 80 lives, will be honoured with Royal Humane Society The Royal Humane Society was founded in England in 1774 as the Society for the Recovery of Persons Apparently Drowned, for the purpose of rendering "first aid" in cases of drowning and for restoring life by artificial means to those apparently drowned.  awards.

Crewman Andrew McGowan, who risked his own life to free trapped passengers, is to be given a rare medal for courage. A society spokesman said: "The acts of heroism Heroism
See also Bravery.


Greek hero without whom Troy could not have been taken. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]


Trojan hero; legendary founder of Roman race. [Rom. Lit.
 that dreadful night demonstrate raw courage."

The pleasure boat was hit by the Bowbelle and sank on The Thames in 1989.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 31, 2001
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