Feb 24, 2020
The Town That Died
Posted by Michael J Bird

The Town That Died is a moving and detailed account of the greatest human made explosion before Hiroshima, the terrible disaster known as the Halifax Explosion It is the first documentary account, told from the personal experiences of survivors, to accurately chronicle the tragic events that led to the ill fated collision between the Imo and the munitions laden Mont BlancThe Town That Died is a moving and detailed account of the greatest human made explosion before Hiroshima, the terrible disaster known as the Halifax Explosion It is the first documentary account, told from the personal experiences of survivors, to accurately chronicle the tragic events that led to the ill fated collision between the Imo and the munitions laden Mont Blanc in the harbour narrows and the dreadful consequences Michael J Bird s passion for truth, supported by his engaging literary style, makes The Town That Died a classic in the annals of human courage and suffering.

  • Title: The Town That Died
  • Author: Michael J Bird
  • ISBN: 9781551098425
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Town That Died The Town That Died is a moving and detailed account of the greatest human made explosion before Hiroshima the terrible disaster known as the Halifax Explosion It is the first documentary account tol

    Lois

    Fast paced and a bit breathless about the awful destruction when a boat carrying munitions explodes in one of the narrowest and busiest harbors in the Americas.


    Betty

    Many people in this age of man-made destruction are not familiar with the first, the largest, man-made explosion in the world before Hiroshima, in the somewhat isolated Maritimes of Canada. This is the story of how on Dec. 6, 1917, the town of Halifax was decimated.The late Michael J. Bird wrote this account of the explosion in 1962. Since then there have been several editions, the edition I read was printed in 2011.Several books have been written both about what led to this disaster, and also u [...]


    Carolyn

    I learned about the horrific Halifax Explosion during a recent trip to Nova Scotia, and I wanted to find out more about it. This was the single most powerful man-made explosion until the Hiroshima atomic bomb, and it happened when a munitions-laden ship bound for Europe during the First World War collided with another ship in the narrows of Halifax Harbor. The resulting fire caused the munitions to explode, destroying ships in the harbor as well as homes, businesses, schools, and other buildings [...]


    Ron Wroblewski

    What made this book so real to me was that I was in Halifax, Nova Scotia, last October where I learned about this tragedy. I was able to see the narrow channel where the two ships collided which resulted in The most disastrous explosion in the history of mankind prior to the atomic bomb. This occurred in December of 1917 and result in up to 3200 deaths, 9000 injured, 6000 homes lost and 25,000 people left homeless. Over 1600 buildings were destroyed and 12,000 damaged. All this in just a moment. [...]


    Jessie

    This book took many sources and put them together to make a narrative composed of facts. The facts are amazing and this event in history was interesting to me. I hadn't ever heard about this explosion before, and since I will be on a mission for my church there, I wanted to learn about it. This book was a good resource for knowledge. It was written like a text book.Some of the facts are: This was the biggest man-made explosion in the world before the atomic bomb. It killed 2,000 people and wound [...]


    Sheila

    The book begins with the background of the events that lead to the Halifax Explosion in 19, 1917. The author does a good job of introducing characters that lived in Halifax on that fateful day, then after the explosion, he relates what happened to each of those individuals. We get a glimpse of how life was on that fateful day and during the first few days following the explosion. At the end, he describes the investigation into the terrible tragedy.


    Kat Karpenko

    My fascination with the Halifax Explosion of 1917 and research for my novel "Emma's Ghost" caused me to order this book. It was fascinating. I learned so much more about the terrible outcome of this tragic event. The facts were presented in an engaging way. Anyone who loves history and Nova Scotia should read this. 2017 will mark the hundredth anniversary.


    Lisa

    Interesting history, especially with an upcoming trip to Nova Scotia. I was completely unaware of the Halifax Explosion.


    Janet Durham

    Very interesting story. Wish they hadn't jumped around so much in the chronology, but I really enjoyed it.



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