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The Halifax Explosion in 1917

This WWI Disaster Destroyed Half of Halifax

This clock was discovered in the rubble after the Halifax Explosion. The clock stopped moving in the exact moment of the blast.

This clock was discovered in the rubble after the Halifax Explosion. The clock stopped moving in the exact moment of the blast.

Photos following the Halifax Explosion    http://www.MervEdinger.com

Photos following the Halifax Explosion http://www.MervEdinger.com

View from the waterfront looking west from the ruins of the Sugar Refinery across the obliterated Richmond District several days after the e...

View from the waterfront looking west from the ruins of the Sugar Refinery across the obliterated Richmond District several days after the e...

The Halifax Explosion occurred on Thursday, December 6, 1917, when the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, was devastated by the detonation of the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship that was fully loaded with wartime explosives. The Mont-Blanc detonated after colliding with the Norwegian SS Imo in a part of Halifax Harbour called "The Narrows". About 2,000 people were killed by debris, fires, and collapsed buildings, and it is estimated that over 9,000 were injured.

The Halifax Explosion occurred on Thursday, December 6, 1917, when the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, was devastated by the detonation of the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship that was fully loaded with wartime explosives. The Mont-Blanc detonated after colliding with the Norwegian SS Imo in a part of Halifax Harbour called "The Narrows". About 2,000 people were killed by debris, fires, and collapsed buildings, and it is estimated that over 9,000 were injured.

World War One Halifax explosion: Unseen pictures revealed

World War One Halifax explosion: Unseen pictures revealed

World War One Halifax explosion: Unseen pictures revealed - BBC News

The wreck of the SS Mont-Blanc which collided with the Norwegian ship, SS Imo. The resultant explosion killed approximately 2000 people and injured 4 times more.

The wreck of the SS Mont-Blanc which collided with the Norwegian ship, SS Imo. The resultant explosion killed approximately 2000 people and injured 4 times more.

A victim of the Halifax Explosion sits up in a hospital bed, likely at Pine Hill Convales­cent Hospital where injured babies were treated. In 2008 we learned the girl was Kathleen Malloy. (City of Toronto Archives)

A victim of the Halifax Explosion sits up in a hospital bed, likely at Pine Hill Convales­cent Hospital where injured babies were treated. In 2008 we learned the girl was Kathleen Malloy. (City of Toronto Archives)

Book of Remembrance for the Halifax Explosion. Almost 2000 people killed as a result of the blast.

Book of Remembrance for the Halifax Explosion. Almost 2000 people killed as a result of the blast.

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H.M.S. Highflyer which sunk the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse (the same ship which was present during the Halifax explosion btw,)

H.M.S. Highflyer which sunk the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse (the same ship which was present during the Halifax explosion btw,)

Halifax Explosion 12.6.1917 A view of the pyrocumulus cloud, most likely from Bedford Basin looking toward The Narrows, 15-20 seconds after the explosion.[

Halifax Explosion 12.6.1917 A view of the pyrocumulus cloud, most likely from Bedford Basin looking toward The Narrows, 15-20 seconds after the explosion.[