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〶 The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism download ⏁ Author John U Bacon ␏

〶 The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism download ⏁ Author John U Bacon ␏ 〶 The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism download ⏁ Author 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 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    • The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism
    • 4.1
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    • Kindle
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    • John U Bacon
    • English
    • 01 January 2016

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