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Chicago Herald Tells All!

Chicago Herald masthead, December 7, 1917. Aerial view of the damage to Halifax as a result of two ships colliding in the harbour (one filled with 3,000 tons of explosives). 30 more words

Social History

Halifax's Exhibition Building

Explosion aftermath: Halifax’s Exhibition Building. The final body from the explosion was found here in 1919.

Social History

A Town Devastated!

A view across the devastation of Halifax two days after the explosion, looking toward the Dartmouth side of the harbour. Imo is visible aground on the far side of the harbour.

Social History

SS Imo

SS Imo aground on the Dartmouth side of the harbour after the Halifax explosion of December 6th 1917, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which happened when SS Mont-Blanc , a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the Narrows, a strait connecting the upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin. 11 more words

Military History

Easterweekend trip part 2

You of course all saw the “easterweekend trip part 1” I posted back in may, but of course after a part 1 you would expect a part 2 (or even 3)….and you were right ;-) 211 more words


Verdun the tourist way

Normally I do not travel to the battlefields of the first world war in summer, since the woodlands are way to overgrown at that time of year, but this August I was in my favourite area again, for a fair and a “Brocante”. 286 more words