The Halifax Explosion

36:10
 
Share
 

Manage episode 205225636 series 1531331
By Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers.

The Halifax Explosion occurred on Thursday, December 6, 1917, when the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, was devastated by the huge detonation of the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship, fully loaded with wartime explosives, which accidentally collided with the Norwegian SS Imo in "The Narrows" section of the Halifax Harbour. About 2,000 people were killed by debris, fires, or collapsed buildings and it is estimated that over 9,000 people were injured. This is still the world's largest man-made accidental explosion.

You can now shop and support the show here: www.carouselsnipervictim.com/shop

-LIKE-SHARE-COMMENT-TAG-REVIEW-

Every month we'll choose one person from the seedy world of social media notifications and send them some prizes!

Find more at www.carouselsnipervictim.com

Produced by Shaun Jeffery

Sound by Leigh Massoni massoni.sound.design@gmail.com

Tunes by Anthem For The Already Defeated

Follow us on all your finest social tubes: @CarouselSniperVictim @DeadGlassDesign Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

sources/ further reading:

https://worldhistoryproject.org/1917/12/6/the-halifax-explosion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_Explosion#Legacy

https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/halifaxexplosion/

111 episodes available. A new episode about every 5 days averaging 58 mins duration .