"The Great Halifax Explosion"


"The Great Halifax Explosion", by John U. Bacon tells the story of the devastating explosion that destroyed most of Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1917.
A collision between a French munitions ship, "Mont-Blanc" and a Norwegian freighter, "Imo" in Halifax harbor led to one of the largest man-made
explosions in history. During World War I, in the rush to send munitions to Europe, the "Mont-Blanc" was haphazardly loaded in New York City with
different types of explosives, a ticking time bomb waiting for an ignition source. Thousands were killed, injured, or missing and the book tells the
stories of many of the survivors and the aid that was sent to the city, especially from Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.