The December 6, 1917, Halifax explosion was the largest man-made non-nuclear blast in history

Bradley, Jesse N.
December 2002
Military History;Dec2002, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p16
Provides information on the Halifax, Nova Scotia explosion on December 6, 1917 involving the ships Mont Blanc and Imo. Captains of the ships; Description of the cargo of the ships; Circumstances that led to the explosion.


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