But wouldn't you rather die a gentleman than live as a savage?
More British passengers died on the Titanic because they queued politely for lifeboats, researchers believe.
"The American culture was set up to be a more individualist culture and the British culture was more about the gentlemanly behaviour," Mr Savage says.
"You've got to remember that this is the Edwardian period when to be a gentleman was the peak of society."
Mr Savage said: "There was one gentleman who was rather wealthy... who went back downstairs after he put his wife on the [life] boat... put on his tuxedo...went back upstairs and smoked... with the idea that if I am going die, I may as well die as a gentleman and well-dressed."
Now THAT is my kind of man! AMEN BROTHER!