Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion & the Road to Recovery by Janet F. Kitz
8vo. pp. xvii, 220. maps & b/w illustrations. index. paperback wrs. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing Limited, .
ISBN-10: 1551094908 / ISBN-13: 9781551094908
The Halifax Explosion took place on December 6, 1917 when a French munitions ship and a Belgian relief vessel collided in the harbour. The munitions vessel drifted into the North End and exploded, killing more than sixteen hundred people instantly, wounding more than nine thousand others, and damaging or destroying approximately twelve thousand buildings. The complete devastation covered an area of 325 acres, and hardly a window in the city was left intact. This book, the most comprehensive ever written on the explosion, details the terrific devastation, the aftermath and the restoration. It encompasses dozens of previously unpublished stories, photographs, and documents, along with some thought-provoking coverage of the inquiry into the disaster.