The nova scotia archives halifax explosion book of remembrance, a database of victims with 1950 names a vision of regeneration, the explosion and reconstruction by the nova scotia archives just one big mess: the halifax explosion, 1917 nfb documentary think like a historian: the halifax explosion historica canada video series. A century ago, halifax's great harbour sloshed itself against the shores as the city awoke for another day by 7:30 am on dec 6, 1917, the late fall sun was high enough to erase the night a brisk day dawned under blue skies. The possibility of another explosion preyed on the minds of haligonians ln the halifax mail star, may 5, 1987, alex nickerson wrote that prior to the explosion at the bedford magazine, a cargo ship, the trongate, was sunk by the navy in halifax harbour in april 1942 the 7,000 ton vessel had been loaded with drums of highly inflammable toluene, and a quantity of ammunition. The mi'kmaq called the harbour k’jipuktuk, or chebucto, meaning great harbour during the war, the harbour was protected by a network of fortified gun emplacements and observation posts, manned by military personnel many halifax residents believed that german battleships might one day arrive offshore and shell the city. On december 6, 1917, the norwegian freighter imo collided with the french munitions ship mont blanc in the narrows of the halifax harbour, near where the macdonald bridge is today the imo was empty, in halifax to pick up relief supplies for belgian refugees.
The halifax explosion essay by vaughan0, march 2004 download word file, 4 pages, 43 downloaded 15 it marked the day the war came home it was a bright, chilly thursday halifax harbour men were leaving to work, saying farewell to their families everything was as customary as usual, and no one suspected the events about to unfold. Harbour promoters fought an uphill battle to finance the large-scale port facilities halifax lacked, succeeding just before the first world war with the start of construction of the large docking facilities at ocean terminals in halifax's south end the war at last boosted halifax's harbor into prominence on the north atlantic.
At 9:05 am, in the harbor of halifax in the canadian province of nova scotia, the most devastating manmade explosion in the pre-atomic age occurs when the mont blanc, a french munitions ship. At 9:05 am, in the harbor of halifax in the canadian province of nova scotia, the most devastating manmade explosion in the pre-atomic age occurs when the mont blanc, a french munitions ship, explodes 20 minutes after colliding with another vessel. About the halifax explosion the halifax explosion occurred when a belgian relief vessel and a french munitions carrier collided in halifax harbour during world war i crowds gathered around to watch the fire from the initial collision.
Kaye chapman, now 104, was five years old on the fateful day in 1917 when a munitions ship's collision in halifax's harbour – only two kilometres from her house – blew the city apart, killing and injuring thousands. Halifax has thrived during times of war and the first world war was no exception by december 1917, the population of halifax was approx 50,000 citizens canada had been at war for three years, with the united states entering the war eight months earlier.
The halifax explosion: realities and myths, alan ruffman, 1992 shattered city: the halifax explosion and the road to recovery, janet kitz, nimbus publishing, 1989 the survivors: the children of the halifax explosion, janet kitz, nimbus publishing, 1992 the halifax explosion december 6, 1917, graham metson, mcgraw-hill ryerson limited, 1978. The day the war cam to halifax by julian beltrame 1 which two ships were involved in the crash 2 when did the halifax disaster occur 3 what time was the accident witnessed 4 how much damage was recorded in this disaster 5 who was the captain of the mont blanc 6 what was aboard the mont blanc 7 why were the ships in the harbour on that day 8.
Halifax played a major role in the war effort and canada’s allies knew the importance of the halifax harbour although an actual total will probably never be known , it is estimated that between 1600-2000 people were killed, 9000 injured, over 6000 left homeless and one-third of the city was totally destroyed. For many canadians on that most unpleasant morning, it marked the day the war came home there are a number of applicable areas of interaction as a result of homo fabor, or the creation by man, one of the ships, the mont blanc contained 3000 tons of deadly explosives in its cargo.