Blizzard of Glass

Blizzard of Glass

The Halifax Explosion of 1917

by Sally M Walker

CD-Audio Publication Date: 14/08/2012

 
December 6, 1917, started like any other day in Halifax. But everything stopped shortly before nine o'clock that morning, when two ships collided in Halifax Harbour. One of the ships was loaded with munitions for the troops fighting in Europe; the other was preparing to collect medical supplies for the war's victims. The resulting disaster was the largest man-made explosion until the detonation of the atomic bomb in 1945. The blast flattened large areas of Halifax and the town across the harbor, Dartmouth. It killed nearly two thousand people. As if that wasn't devastating enough, a blizzard hit the next day, dumping more than a foot of snow on the area and slowing much-needed relief efforts. This harrowing story of tragedy and recovery reveals the extraordinary strength and determination of a community in one of its darkest hours.
ISBN:
9780449014660
9780449014660
Category:
Educational: History
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
14-08-2012
Publisher:
Listening Library
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
152x168x23mm
Weight:
0.22kg

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