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.

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, …

Kaye Chapman, 104, holds a photo of her parents and siblings taken a few years after the Halifax explosion of 1917. She now lives in Saint John. The Globe & Mail

The Globe & Mail: The girl who lived: Remembering the Halifax explosion through a child’s eyes, 99 years later

Kaye Chapman, holds a photo of her parents and siblings taken a few years after the Halifax explosion of She now lives in Saint John. The Globe & Mail

Halifax City Regional Library Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1983-212 / negative: N-1263

The 1917 blast after a collision between a French munitions ship and a Norwegian vessel killed about people and leveled part of the Canadian city.

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