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You may also choose to log-in using your preferred social network or register with Disqus, the software we use for our commenting system. Privacy Policy5573 Cool New Items Discovered Since The Beginning.Proudly Made From Recycled Pixels. Before darkness fell, more than a thousand people would die, with another thousand to follow.
I came across some photo albums and figured it was only right to showcase some of these amazing pictures every so often. Many of the buildings were damaged; the tall windows of the library (now the Macdonald Building) were shattered, scattering glass everywhere. The university Senate converged an emergency meeting and decided to stop classes until after the Christmas holidays.At the time, writer Thomas Raddall was a boy of 14 and in Grade 9 at Chebucto School. The strength of the forts, and of the fleet, made the place invulnerable, and no enemy ever made the attempt. But this very strength, this constant preparedness, meant the storage of large quantities of munitions, and several times the fortress has been in danger of destruction from within.Unidentified house destroyed in the Halifax ExplosionHalifax, NS, December 1917 (Thomas Head Raddall Digital Collection)This danger began when the town was founded in 1749, and when the gunpowder of the garrison was stored aboard ships anchored off the waterfront. Later, it was stored in a wooden shed on George’s Island, which itself lies only a few hundred yards from the harborside.


Then it was stored in an old hulk off the Dockyard, then in a shed in the south end of the city, then in the Citadel itself, then in the north end of the city new Wellington Barracks, and most recently in a big modern magazine on the shore of Bedford Basin.
And the worst of it is that, as time goes by and science moves on, the bomb not only gets bigger but the explosive inside becomes more powerful and more touchy in its characteristics. When you consider the vast quantities of munitions that have been handled at Halifax, especially during the past two great wars, you wonder that explosions have not been more frequent.The worst disaster occurred in December 1917, when the First Great War was well into its fourth year. The passage of ships laden with terrific explosives had become a commonplace, and nobody thought much about the French steamship Mont Blanc coming in from the seaward and moving past the city’s waterfront on her way to Bedford Basin.
The two ships drew together in the Narrows, which separate the Basin from the harbour proper, and through some petty mistake in signals there was a collision.
The crew promptly took to the boats and fled into the woods on the Dartmouth side of the harbor.
Someone rang in a fire alarm, and at once towards the scene sped the pride of the Halifax Fire Department, their new motor-pumper Patricia – at that time the only motor fire apparatus in the city. Meanwhile a British cruiser in the harbor, and the Canadian cruiser Niobe at the Dockyard, sent off men in boats to board the ship and fight the fire.Then, at a few minutes past nine in the morning, in a terrific stroke of magic, the big ship vanished.
Those of us who remember the great explosion at Halifax in 1917 can find little difference in one and the other, except that the atomic bomb pillars have a thicker stem. The other manifestations, the tall fluted column shining in the sunlight, and the tight coils at the top of it, twisting, writhing, unfolding and falling to form the characteristic toadstool cloud – these were the same. Also Halifax was much more solidly built, and much of the city was saved by the steep cone of Citadel Hill, which parted the great air blast like a mighty rock in the middle of a stream. Nevertheless, 2,000 men, women and children were killed outright or died later of their injuries; 2,000 others were seriously injured, many of them mutilated or blind, and almost everyone had been slashed by the flying glass.
With so many stoves upset in these heaps of splintered wood, fire appeared almost at once, and brought a terrible death to those pinned in the ruins.
Whole streets of wooden homes and shops went up in flames together like so many boxes of matches.Chebucto School, pre-Halifax Explosion. It was a big brick building and normally it held 700 kids, but fortunately only my class was in session when the great blast smote the place. Most us were cut, and the flying plaster made us look like a company of ghosts, but we got out alive and with only one or two seriously hurt.


That evening, in the snowstorm which whirled in from the sea on the heels of the explosion, I guided a party of soldiers through the wrecked and littered classrooms of my school.
They didn’t say what their errand was, but they selected the basement for their purpose. That big empty school was a dark and dismal place, I can tell you.I stood in the basement doorway and saw a kind of luminous ghost swimming through the snow towards me from the street. It was one of the low-slung drays which used to rattle over the cobbles of Water Street from morn to night, and its load was covered with a tarpaulin. The soldiers came tumbling out of the school and in the light of the teamster’s lantern one of them dragged off the cover. They were from the place called Africville, at the Narrows, which had received the full force of the blast. All through that night, and through many days and nights to come, a steady procession of wagons and sleighs brought bodies to the school, so that at one time there were over a thousand waiting to be identified and claimed by friends. The soldiers had the grim job of washing the blackened and disfigured faces to make them easier to identify, and I remember how weird it was at night, with the lanterns of the soldiers throwing long shadows on the basement walls, the wintry draught through the empty window frames, the breath of the soldiers visible like smoke in the lantern light, the steam rising from their washing-buckets, and all that great white company so very still.Veith Street following the Halifax Explosion.
The grim struggle just to stay alive, that stormy night after the explosion, in homes without doors or windows, with boards and blankets and carpets nailed over the frames. The dearth of glass that forced everyone in the North End to live by lamplight or candle-light, day and night, for months after the disaster. The heaps of broken glass and plaster shovelled off the floors and piled outside each house.
The calmly accepted fact that three out of every four people you met in the street were injured and bandaged. The sight of the steamer Imo flung up on the Dartmouth foreshore, and, not far away, the demolished wharf and warehouse of a cable company, and a smashed brewery pouring a river of beer into the harbour. Yes, the people, the ordinary people of Halifax, and their courage, their endurance, their patience in adversity – those are the things I shall never forget about my old city in her finest hour.



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