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Interesting re Canadian history

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Nyx

Nyx Report 8 Dec 2017 17:05

Something I'd not heard about ( well I wasn't alive then!) but from the live broadcast on FMPs FB page

https://www.facebook.com/findmypast/videos/10154817868435938/?fref=mentions

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 8 Dec 2017 19:25

ah yes ..........

it's ingrained over here.

an explosion larger than any seen before, and that led scientists to finally develop the H bomb.


One piece of wreckage, a gun barrel, ended up less than half a mile from where my daughter's first house was later built, and is mounted on a rock where it landed. I've seen it several times.

There are 2 cemeteries in Halifax devoted to tragedies .......... one to passengers from the Titanic and one to victims of this.


Interestingly, treating the survivors of the explosion led to great developments in ophthalmic surgery as so many victims got glass in their eyes ........... no-one knew that one of the vessels was a floating bomb because of it was carrying so much explosive materiel, so people were standing at windows watching or along the harbour front.

Another problem was that there was a huge snowstorm the next day, and many survivors were still buried in the wreckage of houses, shops, factories, etc.