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Explosion in Halifax Harbour

the illustrated account of a disaster that shook the world

by David Flemming

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Formac Pub. Co. in Halifax N.S .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Halifax (N.S.),
  • Nova Scotia,
  • Halifax
    • Subjects:
    • Halifax Explosion, Halifax, N.S., 1917.,
    • Explosions -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Explosions -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.,
    • Halifax (N.S.) -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Halifax (N.S.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 94) and index.

      StatementDavid B. Flemmimg.
      GenrePictorial works.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF1039.5.H17 F55 2004
      The Physical Object
      Pagination96 p. :
      Number of Pages96
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3322411M
      ISBN 100887806325
      LC Control Number2004281039
      OCLC/WorldCa56318476


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Explosion in Halifax Harbour by David Flemming Download PDF EPUB FB2

The first illustrated book with full-colour visuals giving a compelling account of the explosion and its aftermath. On the morning of December 6,the residents of Halifax's North End witnessed first-hand the terrifying destruction of the First World War when a fully loaded munitions ship collided with a larger relief ship, caught fire and then exploded in the harbour/5(3).

“John U. Bacon’s The Great Halifax Explosion is the seminal account of one of the bloodiest man-made disasters in world history, which killed some 2, people. This is a riveting, well-written and researched World War I book/5().

The explosion killed and injured Halifax Harbour was filled with naval convoys and merchant vessels while factories worked overtime in support of the Allied war effort in Europe. But on December 6, Canada’s worst disaster struck, as two ships–one carrying high explosives–collided/5. Explosion in Halifax Harbour, includes a detailed account of the event, chronicling many remarkable human tragedies, rescue and relief efforts, attempts to place blame for the collision, and the reconstruction program that created Canada\'s first government-assisted housing program.

New book details Halifax, Nova Scotia, explosion. Collison of 2 ships ignited 3, tons of explosives that left 2, dead citizens homeless. Editor’s note: An Explosion in Halifax Harbour book version of this story incorrectly said the explosion in the Halifax Harbour years ago was the largest human-made explosion Author: DEAN JOBB.

Halifax explosion of A thick cloud of smoke billowing over Halifax and nearby towns, such as Africville, in Nova Scotia, Canada, after a munitions ship exploded in the Halifax Harbour on December 6, Paul Fearn/Alamy; Shortly before am the Imo, a Norwegian steamship carrying supplies for the Belgian Relief Commission (a World War I-era relief organization), headed out of Halifax.

Explosion in Halifax Harbour, includes a detailed account of the event, chronicling many remarkable human tragedies, rescue and relief efforts, attempts to place blame for the collision, and the reconstruction program that created Canada's first government-assisted housing : Nimbus Publishing.

This is a terrific one-stop overview of the devastating human cost that was Explosion in Halifax Harbour book Halifax explosion. Dan Soucoup’s book, Explosion in Halifax Harbour (Nimbus) begins with a.

Explosion in Halifax Harbour book Harbour has long been polluted as a result of two centuries of direct raw sewage discharge into its waters.

The harbour's deep water, tidal dispersal of surface wastes and a relatively small population of the city of Halifax resulted in the harbour's presenting few health concerns until the late 20th century when sewage build-up caused the shut-down of all harbour beaches.

Explosion in Halifax Harbour, by Dan Soucoup. This little book is great for a straightforward overview of the facts and figures of the explosion as well as the people involved and the adjoining communities that were affected. It’s a recently released book (last year), and has a small section looking back now that we’re one hundred.

Read "Explosion in Halifax Harbour, " by Dan Soucoup available from Rakuten Kobo. In Decemberone of the greatest natural harbours in the world was 4/5. This page (first edition) copy offers a look at the Halifax Explosion, includes first hand accounts and some b&w photographs.

The condition of this soft cover book is good, with exception previous owners name on inside front cover. Excerpt from ‘The Great Halifax Explosion’ Book details collision of 2 ships and the explosion that altered a city, residents and relations between Canada and : John U.

Bacon. CBC News. Today marks the th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, which took place when a French cargo ship laden with explosives collided with another ship in Halifax resulting blast killed around 2, people and devastated the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia; it was the largest artificial explosion of the pre-nuclear age.

In Nova Scotia saw the largest pre atomic man made explosion. All caused by the SS Imo and SS Mont Blonc bumping into each other in Halifax. 10 Oct - On December 6,two ships collided in Halifax harbour, resulting in the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of the atomic bomb.

The story and scope of the disaster and its aftermath is revealed in fiction and non-fiction narratives for both adults and children in these selections from the collection of the Cape Breton Regional Library. A city destroyed: The Halifax Explosion, years later in degrees - Duration: CBC Newsviews.

Get this from a library. Explosion in Halifax Harbour: the illustrated account of a disaster that shook the world. [David Flemming] -- On the morning of December 6,the residents of Halifax's North End witnessed first-hand the terrifying destruction of the First World War when a fully loaded munitions ship collided with a.

The first illustrated book with full-colour visuals giving a compelling account of the explosion and its aftermath. On the morning of December 6,the residents of Halifax's North End witnessed first-hand the terrifying destruction of the First World War when a fully loaded munitions ship collided with a larger relief ship, caught fire and then exploded in the harbour.

Explosion in Halifax Harbour, Author: Dan Soucoup Publisher: Nimbus Publishing. In Decemberone of the greatest natural harbours in the world was humming with excitement. Halifax Harbour was filled with naval convoys and merchant vessels while factories worked overtime in support of the Allied war effort in Europe.

This is the unforgettable story told in John U. Bacon's The Great Halifax Explosion: a ticktock account of fateful decisions that led to doom, the human faces of the blast's 11, casualties, and the equally moving individual stories of those who lived and selflessly threw themselves into urgent rescue work that saved thousands.

Explosion in Halifax Harbour, includes a detailed account of the event, chronicling many remarkable human tragedies, rescue and relief efforts, attempts to place blame for the collision, and the reconstruction program that created Canada's first government-assisted housing program.

The newest Stories of Our Past title includes 60 full. The Great Halifax Explosion is a narrative – a gripping narrative, to borrow from the book’s blurb itself – and reads more like MacLennan than Kitz, active and well paced for a nearly The Halifax Explosion is a fresh, revealing account that finally answers questions that have lingered for a century: Was the explosion a disaster triggered by simple human error.

Was it caused by. Charlotte struggles to find her twin brother after the rest of her family is killed in the tragic Halifax explosion. No Safe Harbour is set in the months before and after the December 6, Halifax explosion, which was the largest man-made blast in history.

The great Halifax harbour explosion of unleashed the energy equivalent of three kilotonnes of TNT. When detonated, one tonne of TNT releases about a billion calories of heat energy. Kilo being the Greek word for “a thousand,” it follows that the calories of heat released in the explosion of one kilotonne of TNT is a thousand times a.

The photos taken by Royal Navy Lt Victor Magnus have emerged nearly years after they were taken and show the moment a French and Norwegian ship.

The first illustrated book with full-colour visuals giving a compelling account of the explosion and its the morning of December 6,the residents of Halifax's North End witnessed first-hand the terrifying destruction of the First World War when a fully loaded munitions ship collided with a larger relief ship, caught fire and then exploded in the harbour.5/5(1).

On December 6,the French munitions ship Mont Blanc and the Norwegian war-relief vessel Imo collided in the harbour at Halifax, Nova Scotia. That accident sparked a fire and an apocalyptic explosion that was the largest man-made blast. December 6, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Cause of the Explosion. Background to the Halifax Explosion. InHalifax, Nova Scotia was the main base of the new Canadian Navy and housed the most important army garrison in Canada.

The port was a major hub of wartime activity and Halifax Harbour was crowded with warships, troop transports and Author: Susan Munroe. The Halifax Explosion was the largest man-made explosion prior to the Atomic Bomb.

There is a Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance on display at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The book contains the names, ages, residential address at the time of explosion and burial location of all 1, people lost in the explosion.

The Halifax explosion: surviving the blast that shook a nation by Joyce Glasner (2 times) No Safe Harbour: The Halifax Explosion Diary of Charlotte Blackburn by Julie Lawson (2 times) The Birth House by Ami McKay (2 times) Explosion in Halifax Harbour: The illustrated account of a disaster that shook the world by David B.

Flemming (2 times). - The Halifax Explosion occured in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the morning of Dec. 6th, SS Mont Blanc, a French cargo ship fully loaded with wartime explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the Narrows, a strait connecting upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin.

A fire on board the French ship ignited her cargo, causing a cataclysmic explosion that devastated the pins. Years After The Great Halifax Explosion Steve Inskeep talks with author John U.

Bacon about a ship collision and explosion during World War I. Everything within a half-mile of the explosion was completely obliterated.

December 6, City of Toronto Archives. A massive smoke cloud ripples upward above the Halifax Explosion. December 6, Nova Scotia Archives/Flickr. Farther from the harbor, the homes of Halifax lay in ruins. December 6, Nova Scotia Archives/Flickr. The Halifax Explosion Remembrance Book was originally developed in as a commemorative project sponsored by the Halifax Foundation and its chair, the late Edmund Morris, a former city mayor, to mark the 85th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.

The objective of the project was to compile a. The roots of Boston’s Christmas tree go back years to a disaster in Halifax Basin north of the city and the main body of Halifax Harbour, The Story of the Halifax Explosion and. The book is displayed at the entrance to the Museum's Halifax Explosion exhibit "Halifax Wrecked".

Every two weeks a page is turned, ensuring that each name is displayed once throughout the year. A reference copy at the Museum is available for the public to consult. The book was presented to the Museum in by the Halifax Foundation.

Book Launch: The Halifax Explosion by John Boileau Septem On December 6,two tramp steamers, the Mont-Blanc and the Imo, collided in wartime Halifax Harbour, creating the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of nuclear weapons.

This book made me do some digging of my own on what happened during the Halifax Explosion. It's so sad it tears at your heart. Definitely a good read. Alyssa H., Ontario, Rating: No Safe Harbour is an incredible story of courage, living for the day and finding hope when all seems lost. You find yourself feeling Charlotte's emotions.On the morning of December 6,two ships collided in the Halifax Harbour.

One was carrying a full load of wartime explosives. The blast that resulted was the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of nuclear weapons. For more information visit The Halifax Explosion website.

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