Monday, December 11, 2017

The Halifax Disaster -- December 11, 2017

Moving Picture World, 29-December-1917
On 06-December-1917, two ships, one loaded with ammunition, collided in the harbor Halifax, Nova Scotia.  The French ammunition ship caught fight, then exploded.  2000 people may have died and damage was extensive.  Help poured in from all over Canada and the United States.  Nova Scotia sends a Christmas tree to Boston every year to acknowledge their help. Read a contemporary newspaper account on my other blog:

Moving Picture World, 29-December-1917
Newsreels concerning the disaster were released before the end of December.

Moving Picture World, 29-December-1917
This report says that 4000, but that is not correct.

Moving Picture World, 01-December-1917
American soldiers training in France would soon march into battle.

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