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Halifax Explosion -- December 6, 1917

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Photograph of soldiers digging through ruins for victims of the explosion, Halifax, 1917

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Soldiers engaged in rescue work after the explosion, Halifax, 1917

Photograph of a huge pile of debris from the explosion, Halifax, 1917

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Aftermath of the explosion, Halifax, 1917

Photograph of Gottingen Street showing people walking passed the damaged buildings, Halifax, 1917

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Damaged buildings on Gottingen Street and Fort Needham in the distance, Halifax, 1917

Photograph showing the extensive damage to the north end of Halifax

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Damage in the north end of Halifax, 1917

Photograph of a man walking along Gottingen Street, with the ruins of buildings behind him, Halifax, 1917

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Damage to houses on Gottingen Street, north of St. Joseph's Church, Halifax, 1917

Photograph showing a waterfront view of the damage from the Halifax explosion, 1917

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Waterfront view of the damage, Halifax, 1917

Photograph of Halifax, looking west, after the explosion; some buildings are not burned

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General view of Halifax looking west, 1917

Photograph, taken from Pier 8 in Halifax, showing the debris left from the explosion

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View of the disaster area from Pier 8, Halifax, 1917

Photograph showing the burnt-out remains of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, Halifax, 1917

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Remains of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, Halifax, 1917

Photograph of a section of Halifax, showing damaged homes, 1917

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Damage caused by the explosion, Halifax, 1917

Photograph of the view from the Willis Foundry after the explosion,  showing a large pile of rubble, Halifax, 1917

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View from Willis Foundry looking toward Pier 8, Halifax, 1917

Photograph of debris from the explosion, including parts of houses and furniture, Halifax, 1917

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Explosion damage, Halifax, 1917

Photograph showing a street in ruins, Halifax, 1917

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Damage at the extreme north end of Campbell Road, Halifax, 1917

 

Below: 14-page handwritten account, circa 1917, of the Halifax explosion by an anonymous Irish-American volunteer for the Irish Guards. The author assisted in rescue work and burials after the disaster.

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Handwritten account, circa 1917, of the Halifax explosion by an anonymous Irish-American volunteer for the Irish Guards; 14 pages Handwritten account, circa 1917, of the Halifax explosion by an anonymous Irish-American volunteer for the Irish Guards; 14 pages Handwritten account, circa 1917, of the Halifax explosion by an anonymous Irish-American volunteer for the Irish Guards; 14 pages Handwritten account, circa 1917, of the Halifax explosion by an anonymous Irish-American volunteer for the Irish Guards; 14 pages Handwritten account, circa 1917, of the Halifax explosion by an anonymous Irish-American volunteer for the Irish Guards; 14 pages
Handwritten account, circa 1917, of the Halifax explosion by an anonymous Irish-American volunteer for the Irish Guards; 14 pages Handwritten account, circa 1917, of the Halifax explosion by an anonymous Irish-American volunteer for the Irish Guards; 14 pages Handwritten account, circa 1917, of the Halifax explosion by an anonymous Irish-American volunteer for the Irish Guards; 14 pages Handwritten account, circa 1917, of the Halifax explosion by an anonymous Irish-American volunteer for the Irish Guards; 14 pages Handwritten account, circa 1917, of the Halifax explosion by an anonymous Irish-American volunteer for the Irish Guards; 14 pages
Handwritten account, circa 1917, of the Halifax explosion by an anonymous Irish-American volunteer for the Irish Guards; 14 pages Handwritten account, circa 1917, of the Halifax explosion by an anonymous Irish-American volunteer for the Irish Guards; 14 pages Handwritten account, circa 1917, of the Halifax explosion by an anonymous Irish-American volunteer for the Irish Guards; 14 pages Handwritten account, circa 1917, of the Halifax explosion by an anonymous Irish-American volunteer for the Irish Guards; 14 pages