The Halifax Explosion: Heroes and Survivors

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James Lorimer & Company, Oct 11, 2011 - History - 136 pages
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The Halifax explosion was unprecedented in its devastation with regards to casualties, force and radius of the blast, and its widespread damage to property.

On the morning of December 6, 1917, a munitions vessel loaded with explosives collided with a cargo ship in Halifax harbour triggering the worst man-made explosion prior to Hiroshima. At about 9:06 A.M., 3121 tons of steel exploded into fragments, houses collapsed, factories toppled and churches crumbled. The apocalyptic blast ravaged Halifax and Dartmouth, killing at least 1900 people and injuring thousands more. This gripping account describes the events of that fateful day in vivid detail, following the heroes and survivors of the Halifax Explosion as they struggle to cope with the devastation.

 

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Contents

Prologue
7
Collision Course
9
The Red Flag
25
Like All Thunders Rolled into One
35
Shock Waves
51
Too Horrible to Describe
65
Exodus
79
The Living and the Dead Together
99
From One Corner of Hell to Another
111
Epilogue
123
Bibliography
128
Acknowledgements
130
About the Author
132
Photo Credits
133
Index
134
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About the author (2011)

JOYCE GLASNER lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her articles on gardening, travel, and the arts have appeared in a variety of publications. Her first book, The Halifax Explosion: Surviving the Blast that Shook a Nation was published by Altitude in 2003.

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