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Blizzard of Glass - The Halifax Explosion of 1917-logo

Blizzard of Glass - The Halifax Explosion of 1917

Sally M. Walker

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. This harrowing story of tragedy and recovery reveals the extraordinary strength and determination of a community in one of its darkest hours.

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. This harrowing story of tragedy and recovery reveals the extraordinary strength and determination of a community in one of its darkest hours.
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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. This harrowing story of tragedy and recovery reveals the extraordinary strength and determination of a community in one of its darkest hours.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Michael

Length:

2h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:38