Central Library | Halifax Public LibrariesThis copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. It is not what any place on earth would want to be famous for, but until and Hiroshima, the explosion that occurred in Halifax Harbour on December 6, , was the largest man-made blast the world had ever seen. And it was horrific in its aftermath. The Mont-Blanc, heading to the war in Europe and groaning under the weight of a killer cocktail made of TNT, picric acid, gun cotton and high-octane benzol fuel, caught fire first and then had time to drift over toward Halifax. The crew had quickly abandoned ship.
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Either way Coleman got word to the outside about what was happening, including two from the Toronto Daily Star. Hillary B. I was given to understand that a bomb was stuck in the bomb shaft and that they had to shake it off somewhere in order to be able to land safely back in Germany, a heroic act that got him killed. Dupuis includes biographies and background on the reporters who rushed to Halifax as the disaster unfolded, or German occupied Holland?
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The tour was good. Certainly covered the main areas of Halifax. Yes it does include Titanic and you do go to the cemetery, however the focus is in the Halifax explosion which is very interesting and historically should have a much higher profile than it Thank you Wrenander for taking the time to review your Tour of Halifax My Apologies The tour guide was very informative and personable.
Great piece of research very interesting facts and pictures of something that should never be forgotten. That desire for peace was probably stronger among the population of Berlin than it was in London. Retrieved 23 September. WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge. Thank DonGoe.
Halifax is a tiny city of ,, perched on the edge of the North Atlantic and far removed from the Canadian metropolises of Montreal and Toronto. It should be no surprise then that Halifax would boast a number of charming bookstores. Halifax Harbour. Bookmark is located on the main drag of Spring Garden , and although it is tiny in size contains a wealth of locally-produced literature and nonfiction. Maritime-based writers are no stranger to Bookmark, and the works of esteemed Maritime authors Alistair Macleod, Donna Morrissey, and Kathleen Winter occupy a prominent place in the store. Instead, downtown Halifax and its environs are home to several used bookstores, each with their own distinct identity. Trident, a very fitting moniker for a near-seaside location, sits on Lower Hollis just blocks away from Halifax Harbour, and is filled to the brim with hard-to-find authors and odd collections.
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This is certainly a very recognizable corner in the city. Historic Halifax! Tatsfield, near Biggin Hill. Free on-site parking is available.I will take a look and see I have any records of raids on Bradford that night and get back to you if I find anything Ian. You will see Titanic and Halifax Explosion sites and hear all the stories and the Miracles of these two Historic Tragedies Sign in and leave a review! I was never told about the consequences of that bombing,but have never forgotten it.
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