WORSE THAN WAR: THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION. download epub
by M. Pauline Murphy. Sutow
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I found The Great Halifax Explosion by John U Bacon to be extremely interesting. This is the second book I have read about the Halifax explosion. I appreciated that Bacon provided the costs in both 1917 and 2017 dollars.
The Halifax Explosion was a maritime disaster in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, which happened on the morning of 6 December 1917. The Norwegian vessel SS Imo collided with SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, in the Narrows,. The Norwegian vessel SS Imo collided with SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, in the Narrows, a strait connecting the upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin, causing a large explosion on the French freighter, devastating the Richmond district of Halifax
Halifax was a busy, wartime port city in 1917 A view of Halifax Harbour from the destroyed north end of the city, following the explosion on 6 December 1917.
Halifax was a busy, wartime port city in 1917. The First World War had been underway for three years, exposing Canadian servicemen to injury, death and hardship, but bringing prosperity to Halifax. After decades of hard economic times, the city was a hub of Canada's war effort. A view of Halifax Harbour from the destroyed north end of the city, following the explosion on 6 December 1917. Richmond was an apocalyptic scene: trees and telegraph poles were snapped; houses were turned into piles of splintered wood, or split open, partially collapsed, or on fire.
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Worse than war: the halifax explosion. Sutow, M. Pauline Murphy Tantallon (. An excellent read, well written and informative. The author retells the sad story of the Halifax Explosion on its seventy-fifth anniversary in loving and gentle detail. Four East Publications, 1992. Her well-chosen title aptly describes Halifax's reaction to this disaster. Reproductions of actual photographs and eye-witness pen-and-ink drawings by Arthur Lismer of the Group of Seven give the reader an added understanding of the situation and a feeling of closeness to the victims.
Halifax explosion, also called Halifax explosion of 1917 or the Great Halifax Explosion, devastating explosion on. .
Halifax explosion, also called Halifax explosion of 1917 or the Great Halifax Explosion, devastating explosion on December 6, 1917, that occurred when a munitions ship blew up in the harbour of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nearly 2,000 people died and some 9,000 were injured in the disaster, which flattened more than 1 square mile (. square km) of the city of Halifax. Halifax explosion of 1917 The damaged Exposition building in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, after the 1917 explosion. George Grantham Bain Collection/Library of Congress, Washington, .