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Explosion in Halifax Harbour

The Illustrated Account of a Disaster That Shook the World

Explosion in Halifax Harbour    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-0-88780-632-2
Pages 96
Language English only
Price $24.95
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Written by David B. Flemming.
Published by Formac Publishing, 2004.


On the morning of December 6, 1917, the residents of Halifax’s North End witnessed first-hand the terrifying destruction of the First World War, when a fully loaded munitions ship collided with a larger relief ship, caught fire, and then exploded in the harbour.

The blast laid waste a huge residential area as well as the waterfront and several factories. This book offers a definitive account of the explosion and its aftermath, and the most extensive collection of images -- many in colour -- available in print.

The author recreates the scene on the water when the ships collided and on the waterfront where people watched the fire, and describes how resources were stretched to the limit to create atemporary hospital and morgues. He recounts how the Explosion was handled by authorities, how blame was shouldered and avoided. He explains the ironic twist that led to the explosion being used to calibrate the bombs that wrought even worse devastation at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

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