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.
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…
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?
Search Results - The blind mechanic the amazing story of Eric Davidson, survivor of the 1917 Halifax Explosion
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.
Search Results - A blinding light lawson
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.