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Albert Wood remembers being peppered by glass

On Dec. 6, 1917, a collision in Halifax Harbour led to the biggest man-made explosion in the world before the era of the atomic bomb. The blast levelled most of the city and sent shards of glass and burning debris flying for miles. It left thousands dead, blinded or homeless. Although the explosion occurred before the creation of the CBC, the Canadian radio and TV network has retold the story throughout the years to ensure that this crucial event in Canadian history is not forgotten.

A memory of the Halifax Explosion.
Medium: Radio
Program: Between Ourselves
Broadcast Date: Dec. 6, 1967
Guest(s): Albert Wood
Host: Bill Fulton, Paul Hershon
Duration: 1:24

Last updated: December 5, 2012

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