From the Nova Scotia Archives – ‘A Vision of Regeneration’ – Archives Halifax Explosion.
Chicago Herald masthead, December 7, 1917. Aerial view of the damage to Halifax as a result of two ships colliding in the harbour (one filled with 3,000 tons of explosives). The city was destroyed in the world’s biggest explosion until the advent of nuclear weapons. The explosion was followed by a tidal wave, city-wide fires … More Chicago Herald Tells All!
Babies whose mothers had not been located and children injured in the Halifax Explosion on Dec. 6, 1917, were cared for in the YMCA temporary hospital. It was for babies to be identified if their mothers were dead.
Soldiers engaged in rescue work after the explosion, Halifax, 1917.
These following images were all taken by Lt Victor Magnus a officer in the Royal Navy stationed in Halifax at the time of the explosion. The images show the moment two warships collided into each another in December 1917, triggering an explosion which killed nearly 2,000 people. Amateur photographer Victor, who was based in Halifax … More Images Captured By A Sailor!
Explosion aftermath: Halifax’s Exhibition Building. The final body from the explosion was found here in 1919.
A view across the devastation of Halifax two days after the explosion, looking toward the Dartmouth side of the harbour. Imo is visible aground on the far side of the harbour.
SS Imo aground on the Dartmouth side of the harbour after the Halifax explosion of December 6th 1917, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which happened when SS Mont-Blanc , a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the Narrows, a strait connecting the upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin. All … More SS Imo
16-year old Jack Cornwell remained at his post manning a gun on the cruiser Chester. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. Mortally wounded early in the action, he remained standing alone at a most exposed post, quietly awaiting orders, until the end of the action, with the gun’s crew dead and wounded all round … More First Class Boy Hero of Jutland
After the first World War the sanctions placed upon Germany were immense and its citizens paid the price, here we see a young man who has lost a leg in the war now resorted to begging to get by, he is still wearing his uniform. In the 1920s the suicide rate in Germany was extremely … More Once An Officer Now A Beggar.