⛄ The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism library ⛏ Kindle Ebook By John U Bacon ⛶ ⛄ The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism library ⛏ Kindle Ebook By John U Bacon ⛶ From New York Times best selling author John U Bacon, a gripping narrative history of the largest manmade detonation prior to Hiroshima In 1917, a ship laden with the most explosives ever packed on a vessel sailed out of Brooklyn s harbor for the battlegrounds of World War I when it stopped in Halifax, Nova Scotia, an extraordinary disaster awaited On Monday, December 3, 1917, the French freighter SS Mont Blanc set sail from Brooklyn carrying the largest cache of explosives ever loaded onto a ship, including 2,300 tons of picric acid, an unstable, poisonous chemical powerful than TNT The US had just recently entered World War I, and the ordnance was bound for the battlefields of France to help the Allies break the grueling stalemate that had protracted the fighting for nearly four demoralizing years The explosives were so dangerous that Captain Aim Le Medec took unprecedented safety measures, including banning the crew from smoking, lighting matches, or even touching a drop of liquor Sailing north, the Mont Blanc faced deadly danger, enduring a terrifying snowstorm off the coast of Maine and evading stealthy enemy U boats hunting the waters of the Atlantic But it was in Nova Scotia that an extraordinary disaster awaited As the Mont Blanc waited to dock in Halifax, it was struck by a Norwegian relief ship, the Imo, charging out of port A small fire on the freighter s deck caused by the impact ignited the explosives below, resulting in a horrific blast that, in 1 15 of a second, leveled 325 acres of Halifax killing than 1,000 people and wounding 9,000 In this definitive account, Bacon combines research and eyewitness accounts to re create the tragedy and its aftermath, including the international effort to rebuild the devastated port city As he brings to light one of the most dramatic incidents of the 20th century, Bacon explores the long shadow this first weapon of mass destruction would cast on the future of nuclear warfare crucial insights and understanding relevant to us today The Great Halifax Explosion HISTORY The massive explosion killed than , people, injured another including blinding and destroyed almost the entire north end of city Halifax, homes John U Bacon Hardcover This is unforgettable story told in s a ticktock account fateful decisions that led to doom, human faces blast casualties, equally moving individual stories those who lived selflessly threw themselves into urgent rescue work saved thousands A World War I Story Treachery, Tragedy, Extraordinary Heroism Kindle edition by Download it once has ratings reviews Matt said detonationok one fifteenth second, five times faster bli Years After NPR Dec In early December approached port on eastern 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