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New archival discovery of the Halifax Relief Commission

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 Halifax police clerk stumbles upon an historical treasure trove of medical relief records.
Medium: Television
Program: Saturday Report
Broadcast Date: Dec. 11, 1982
Guest(s): Linda Brown, Eric Davidson, Allan Dunlop
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Roxanna Spicer
Duration: 3:25

Last updated: December 5, 2012

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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