Blizzard of Glass

Blizzard of Glass

The Halifax Explosion of 1917

Book - 2011
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Recounts the story from World War I in which two towns were leveled and almost two thousand people killed following the collison of two warships in Halifax Harbour and a blizzard that dumped over a foot of snow in the area.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805089455
Branch Call Number: J971.622 Wa
Characteristics: xii, 145 p. : ill. ; 24 p


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Dec. 6, 1917, started like any other day in Halifax, but that morning, a ship loaded with munitions was hit by another ship, creating an explosion that was the largest man-made explosion until the atomic bomb in 1945. This is the story of that day. Illus. with photos.

debwalker Dec 13, 2011

A Canadian tragegy, and the of the largest manmade explosion until the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

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