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Thread #86988   Message #1621116
Posted By: Abby Sale
06-Dec-05 - 09:32 AM
Thread Name: happy? – Dec 6 (Halifax Explosion)
Subject: happy? – Dec 6 (Halifax Explosion)
         It was on the sixth of December, nineteen hundred and seventeen,
        That Halifax [Nova Scotia] suffered disaster, the worst she'd ever seen,
        It was five minutes after nine, those still alive can tell,
        That beautiful city of Halifax was just given a taste of hell.

                "The Halifax Explosion," H Creighton, Maritime Folk Songs

Some 1600 people died when a munitions ship exploded.

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