The Halifax Explosion occurred on December 6, 1917, when the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, was devastated by the detonation of the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship that was fully loaded with wartime explosives. The Mont-Blanc detonated after colliding with the Norwegian SS Imo in a part of Halifax Harbour called "The Narrows". Until the Trinity test explosions of atomic bombs, it was the largest man-made explosion in recorded history.

The Halifax Explosion occurred on December when much of the city of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, was devastated by the detonation of the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship that was fully laden with wartime explosives.

This clock was discovered in the rubble after the Halifax Explosion. The clock stopped moving in the exact moment of the blast.

This clock was discovered in the rubble after the Halifax Explosion. The clock stopped moving in the exact moment of the blast.

Like a Battlefield; Halifax explosion 1917

Dec Two ships collide in Halifax harbour setting off an explosion that kills 1900 and destroys much of the city.

The Halifax Explosion in 1917

This WWI Disaster Destroyed Half of Halifax

...What was left of Halifax harbor after the biggest man-made explosion befor the A-bomb....

My nan and grandad survived this. Mom still remembers survivors years later covering their scarred faces. Seems surreal living here now after a lifetime of stories.

Nearly a century after it happened, new perspectives on the Halifax explosion are coming to light through a collection of photos and hand-written letters obtained by the Nova Scotia Archives

Unearthed first-hand accounts reveal devastation of 1917 Halifax Explosion

Nine days after the terrible Halifax Explosion, on Dec. 15, 1917, Mary Nehiley went to the Chebucto Road School and walked down the stairs into a vast, harshly lit basement. The building was silent, …

Nine days after the terrible Halifax Explosion, on Dec. 15, 1917, Mary Nehiley went to the Chebucto Road School and walked down the stairs into a vast, harshly lit basement. The building was silent, …

The Five Fisherman Restaurant Halifax Nova Scotia- !n 1912 this was a hospital that the victims of the sinking of Titanic were brought to.

NS - The Five Fisherman Restaurant Halifax Nova Scotia- !n 1912 this was a hospital that the victims of the sinking of Titanic were brought to.

A shell-hole in the side of HMS Chester sustained at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Visible on deck is a 5.5-inch gun.

A shell-hole in the side of HMS Chester sustained at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Visible on deck is a 5.5-inch gun.

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