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'Halifax, Nova Scotia - The Town That Died' with Arthur Aston


Arthur Aston will give a presentation on the town of Halifax, Nova Scotia in the First World War. Arthur Aston will tell the story of what happened when an ammunition ship exploded with cataclysmic effect across a wide area of the Town. The detonation on 6th December 1917 killing 2,000 and injuring 9,000.

The world’s largest pre-atomic explosion: Halifax Harbour 1917


Not all fatalities that occurred in the First World War were as a direct result of enemy action. There are many examples of incidents and accidents throughout the Great War that resulted in injury, loss of life or damage to property. Perhaps the most significant of these accidents is surprisingly also one of the least well known – even to this day.…