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The Splintered City: The Halifax Harbour Explosion, 1917
Sunday 20 May 2007 22:10-22:55 (Radio 3)
Sean Street tells the story of the biggest man-made explosion prior to the atomic bomb, when a munitions ship and, ironically, a refugee relief vessel collided, leaving Halifax, Nova Scotia, devastated. With 2,000 people killed and many thousands more injured, the world was changed as it initiated the first global response to a disaster and the academic study of catastrophe.
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