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The Halifax Explosion

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On December 6, 1917, two ships collided in Halifax harbour, resulting in the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of the atomic bomb. The story and scope of the disaster and its aftermath is revealed in fiction and non-fiction narratives for both adults and children in these selections from the collection of the Cape Breton Regional Library.

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This is a story of TOGO, a grocery delivery horse and his owner (Uncle Arthur) in Halifax, Nova Scotia on December 6, 1917. Their world is turned upside-down at precisely 9:04:35 AM on that fateful day by a cataclysmic event – the Halifax Explosion. In an instant, their world is turned upside-down, but they quickly spring into action to save a young boy trapped in the rubble. Halifax Explosion, Spring Into Action, Cape Breton, Fiction Writing, Nova Scotia, Nonfiction, Authors, December

TOGO to the Rescue

This is a story of TOGO, a grocery delivery horse and his owner (Uncle Arthur) in Halifax, Nova Scotia on December 6, 1917. Their world is turned upside-down at precisely 9:04:35 AM on that fateful day by a cataclysmic event – the Halifax Explosion. In an instant, their world is turned upside-down, but they quickly spring into action to save a young boy trapped in the rubble.

As news broke, newspapers from Toronto to Hawaii and France to Australia scrambled to provide readers with updated information. These and other stories gave face to a disaster which, at the time, was a mix of ever-changing statistics, details, and questions about blame. Often the reports were exaggerated and erroneous. Ingram traces these details and stories as she pieces together the different narratives, many of which have long faded into the larger story of the Halifax Explosion. Halifax Explosion, Long Fade, City North, The Mont, Newspaper, Statistics, Blame, Toronto

Breaking Disaster

As news broke, newspapers from Toronto to Hawaii and France to Australia scrambled to provide readers with updated information. These and other stories gave face to a disaster which, at the time, was a mix of ever-changing statistics, details, and questions about blame. Often the reports were exaggerated and erroneous. Ingram traces these details and stories as she pieces together the different narratives, many of which have long faded into the larger story of the Halifax Explosion.

Barry Cahill describes the complex activities of an almost-unaccountable agency which took the place of municipal, provincial and federal governments in addressing the needs of the citizens and the city after the Explosion. He provides new insight into the pioneering town planning and construction of the Hydrostone neighbourhood in Halifax. He also explains why an ad-hoc disaster agency continued to operate for nearly sixty years after the catastrophic event which precipitated its… Halifax Explosion, Ad Hoc, Fiction Writing, Explain Why, Nova Scotia, Hana, Nonfiction, Authors, Federal

Rebuilding Halifax

Barry Cahill describes the complex activities of an almost-unaccountable agency which took the place of municipal, provincial and federal governments in addressing the needs of the citizens and the city after the Explosion. He provides new insight into the pioneering town planning and construction of the Hydrostone neighbourhood in Halifax. He also explains why an ad-hoc disaster agency continued to operate for nearly sixty years after the catastrophic event which precipitated its…

The Halifax Explosion: Canada's Worst Disaster by Ken Cuthbertson Halifax Explosion, Nova Scotia Travel, Meanwhile In Canada, Award Winning Books, Canadian History, What Book, Hiroshima, Canada Travel, Mont Blanc

Availability: The Halifax explosion : Canada's worst disaster / Ken Cuthbertson.

The Halifax Explosion is a fresh, revealing account that finally answers questions that have lingered for a century: Was the explosion a disaster triggered by simple human error? Was it caused by the negligence of the ships' pilots or captains? Was it the result of shortcomings in harbour practices and protocols? Or was the blast--as many people at the time insisted--the result of sabotage carried out by wartime German agents?

Availability: Survivors : children of the Halifax explosion / Janet Kitz. Halifax Explosion, Atlantic Canada, Cape Breton, Thomas Kinkade, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Mont Blanc

Availability: Survivors : children of the Halifax explosion / Janet Kitz.

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Eric Davidson lost both eyes in the Halifax Explosion when he was two years old. Against all odds, he taught himself to become an auto mechanic and had a successful decades-long career as "one of the boys". This book does not gloss over the challenges faced by Eric and by his parents. Written by his daughter Marilyn, it gives new insights into the story of the 1917 Halifax Explosion and contains never-before-seen documents and photographs.

Read "A Blinding Light" by Julie Lawson available from Rakuten Kobo. It's 1917 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The First World War is raging, and despite its distance from the conflict, the Halifa. Galveston Hurricane, Halifax Explosion, Teacher Magazine, Safe Harbor, Historical Fiction, Nova Scotia, Great Books, First World

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It's 1917 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The First World War is raging, and despite its distance from the conflict, the Halifax Harbour is bustling with activity. On the morning of December 6, Will Schneider is atop Citadel Hill reporting for the school paper, when he sees two ships collide. A flash of light, then thunder from underground: the Halifax Explosion hits.

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Availability: 6/12/17 : the Halifax explosion / John Boileau.

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Read "Dazzle Patterns" by Alison Watt available from Rakuten Kobo. Halifax, Clare Holmes, a flaw checker at the local glassworks, is saving up for passage to England, to work for th. Alison Watt, Halifax Explosion, New Friends, Art School, Audiobooks, Novels, Ebooks, This Book, Reading

Availability: Dazzle patterns : [a novel] / Alison Watt.

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Broken Pieces: An Orphan of the Halifax Explosion by Allison Lawlor Halifax Explosion, Reading Bingo, Kindness Of Strangers, Emergency Responder, The Mont, Best Authors, Stories For Kids, Orphan

Availability: Broken pieces : an orphan of the Halifax explosion / Allison Lawlor.

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Availability: Hope and survival : a story of the Halifax explosion / story and quilt art by Laurie Swim. Halifax Explosion, Everything Changes, Explosions, Fiction Writing, Vintage Stuff, Nova Scotia, Nonfiction, Authors, Travel

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Availability: Explosion in Halifax Harbour, 1917 / Dan Soucoup. Halifax Explosion, Canadian Things, City North, Canada Eh, Canadian History, Cape Breton, Explosions, Hiroshima, Historia

Availability: Explosion in Halifax Harbour, 1917 / Dan Soucoup.

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Scapegoat. The Extraordinary Legal Proceedings Following the 1917 Halifax Explosion . The vilification of harbour Pilot Francis Mackey. Halifax Explosion, Scapegoat, Cape Breton, Explosions, Vintage Stuff, Nova Scotia, Nonfiction, Pilot

Availability: Scapegoat : the extraordinary legal proceedings following the 1917 Halifax Explosion / Joel Zemel.

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Availability: Little tree by the sea : from Halifax to Boston with love / John DeMont ; illustrated by Belle DeMont. Halifax Explosion, City By The Sea, Boston Common, Beacon Of Hope, The Mont, New Brunswick, One Tree

Availability: Little tree by the sea : from Halifax to Boston with love / John DeMont ; illustrated by Belle DeMont.

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Black Snow: A Story of Love and Destruction by Jon Tattrie Halifax Explosion, Ruined City, Story Setting, Book Nooks, Destruction, Love Story, Explosions, Snow, Life

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Availability: December 1917 : re-visiting the Halifax explosion / Janet Kitz and Joan Payzant. Halifax Explosion, The Second City, Contemporary Photographers, Dartmouth, New Edition, Canada Travel, Nova Scotia, Historian

Availability: December 1917 : re-visiting the Halifax explosion / Janet Kitz and Joan Payzant.

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