Blizzard of glass the Halifax explosion of 1917 / Sally M. Walker.
Description: 1 sound file (2 hr., 51 min., 3 sec.) : digital.
Publisher: [New York] : Listening Library, 2012.
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- ISBN: 0449014673 (electronic audio bk.)
- ISBN: 9780449014677 (electronic audio bk.)
|General Note:||Duration: 02:51:03.
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|Participant or Performer:||Read by Paul Michael.|
|Summary:||December 6, 1917, started like any other day in Halifax. But everything stopped shortly before nine o'clock that morning, when two ships collided in Halifax Harbour. One of the ships was loaded with munitions for the troops fighting in Europe; the other was preparing to collect medical supplies for the war's victims. The resulting disaster was the largest man-made explosion until the detonation of the atomic bomb in 1945. The blast flattened large areas of Halifax and the town across the harbor, Dartmouth. It killed nearly two thousand people. As if that wasn't devastating enough, a blizzard hit the next day, dumping more than a foot of snow on the area and slowing much-needed relief efforts.|
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Citation: Walker, Sally M. "Blizzard of glass the Halifax explosion of 1917." New York : Listening Library, 2012.