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Thread #87624 Message #1637305
Posted By: Charley Noble
30-Dec-05 - 08:44 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Halifax (Chuck Hall)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Halifax shipwreck and fire in WW1
In 1917 "The Halifax Explosion", the largest man-made explosion in the pre-nuclear age, took place when a French ammunition ship collided with a freighter. The resulting shockwave of the explosion shattered windows at least 50 miles away, killing over 1900 people instantly, with another 9000 people injured. 325 acres were completely leveled.