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Halifax was devastated on 6 December 1917 when two ships collided in the city's harbour, one of them a munitions ship loaded with explosives bound for the battlefields of the First World War. What followed was one of the largest human-made explosions prior to the detonation of the first atomic bombs in 1945. The north end of Halifax was wiped out by the blast and subsequent tsunami. Nearly 2,000 people died, another 9,000 were maimed or blinded, and more than 25,000 were left without…
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Actual footage following the 1917 Explosion in Halifax, showing devastation and the relief effort, beginning with activities the day after the Explosion and ...
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On December 6, 1917 one of the most horrific disasters in Canadian history took place when the French munitions ship, the Mont Blanc, collided with the Belgium relief ship, the Imo, just outside of Halifax Harbour. The spark from that collision caused an explosion, the equivalent of 3 kilotons of TNT, inside of the Mont Blanc blew it apart and destroyed a good portion of Halifax too. This event that killed 2 000 people, left 6 000 completely homeless and 25 000 without adequate shelter…
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Sixty Symbols regular Dr Meghan Gray on an infamous event that occurred in her home town - the Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917.More links and info belo...
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Today marks 96th anniversary of the biggest man-made explosion, prior to the atomic bomb, that levelled most of Halifax and left thousands dead, blinded or homeless.
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