Bearing Witness: Journalists, Record Keepers and the 1917 Halifax Explosion by Michael Dupuis
English | April 1st, 2017 | ISBN: 1552668754 | 256 pages | EPUB | 12.08 MB
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on 6 December 1917, the Belgian Relief vessel IMO struck the munitions-laden freighter Mont-Blanc in Halifax Harbour. The Mont-Blanc exploded in a devastating 2.9 kiloton blast, which killed 2,000 people and injured 9,000. More than 6,000 people were made homeless, and an additional 12,000 were left without shelter.