A City Destroyed: The Halifax Explosion

On Dec. 6, 1917, two vessels, one laden with explosive cargo, collided in Halifax Harbour, resulting in one of the deadliest disasters in Canadian history. Thousands died or were blinded by shattering windows. There was a local tsunami and then a monster snowstorm covered the relief effort in snow. It was the largest man-made explosion event until the nuclear bomb.

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A City Destroyed: The Halifax Explosion
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