The Town That Died: The story of the world's greatest man-made explosion before Hiroshima

The Town That Died: The story of the world's greatest man-made explosion before Hiroshima

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On Thursday, December 6th 1917, a French freighter loaded with over 2,500 tons of high explosives collided with another vessel in the harbour of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and caught fire. At exactly 9.06am she blew up. The explosions, which was seen and heard fifty-two miles away, unleashed a man-made destructive force unequalled in power until the first atomic bomb. It levelled the Halifax waterfront, wiped out a square mile of the city from the face of the earth and… (more)

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Publisher: Souvenir Press (April 01, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 192 pages

File size: 2.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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