December 6, 1917 dawned clear and sunny in Halifax. Before darkness
fell, more than a thousand people would die, with another thousand
to follow. Nine thousand more would be injured and maimed in the
biggest man-made explosion the world had ever seen.
This website will take you through that terrible day and the days
that followed. It will show how the Halifax Explosion and the hard
lessons it taught affect our lives today.
You will meet the heroes, the survivors, and families whose lives
were changed in a great flash of light just after 9 a.m. on that
The Halifax Explosion website brings together a wide range of resources
from CBC Television, CBC Radio and CBC.ca; from
major research bodies, community groups and individuals.
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CBC's October programming related to the explosion is now over
but you can purchase VHS tapes and DVDs of Shattered City: The Halifax
Explosion and City of Ruins. Visit
the CBC Boutique online, or call the Boutique's Customer Service
department at 1.800.955.7711.