Past Event

John U. Bacon
The Great Halifax Explosion

The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism

A gripping narrative history of the largest man-made detonation prior to Hiroshima: in 1917 a ship laden with explosives sailed out of Brooklyn’s harbor for the battlegrounds of World War I; when it stopped in Halifax, Nova Scotia, an extraordinary disaster awaited.