Halifax Explosion: W5
Catalogue Number: CTV736
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, History, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2017
Running Time: 20
Closed Captions: Yes
It is the biggest disaster in Canadian history: December 6, 1917, the Halifax Explosion. Two thousand dead. Nine thousand injured. A blast unrivalled until the development of the atomic bomb. This week W5 marks the 100th anniversary century of the events that shattered a city. Todd Battis with the oldest living survivor, with new revelations and the story of a city destroyed; which rose again from the ashes.
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