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"Just One Big Mess": The Halifax Explosion, 1917 ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB520759
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1990
Running Time:  18m 34s
Closed Captions:  Yes

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On the morning of December 6, 1917, two ships, one of which was loaded with munitions, collided in Halifax Harbour. The explosion which followed levelled two square miles of the city, killed over 1600 people and left thousands wounded and homeless. Through interviews with survivors and photographs of the devastation, this dramatically recounts the events.

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