Blizzard of Glass

Blizzard of Glass

The Halifax Explosion of 1917

Book - 2011
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Provides an account of the disaster that occurred on December 6, 1917, when two ships carrying munitions and relief supplies to Europe collided, causing an explosion that leveled the towns of Halifax and Dartmouth and resulted in the deaths of nearly two thousand people.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805089455
Branch Call Number: J 971.6 WAL
Characteristics: xii, 145 p. : ill., geneal. tables, maps ; 25 cm


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Dec. 6, 1917, started like any other day in Halifax, but that morning, a ship loaded with munitions was hit by another ship, creating an explosion that was the largest man-made explosion until the atomic bomb in 1945. This is the story of that day. Illus. with photos.

debwalker Dec 13, 2011

A Canadian tragegy, and the of the largest manmade explosion until the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.


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