A brass band plays as some of the nearly people killed in the Halifax Explosion lie in coffins awaiting burial. The December 1917 explosion wiped out most of the city's north end and left of the city's residents homeless.
One hundred years ago, a massive explosion rocked Halifax, Nova Scotia when a ship—the Mont-Blanc—carrying six million pounds of explosives caught fire in the harbor.
The Halifax Explosion – One Plea for Help Launches a Crusade
The Halifax Explosion – One Plea for Help Launches a Crusade - New England Historical Society
Halifax Explosion: The Aftermath and Relief Efforts