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The Great Halifax Disaster, 6 December 1917

On the morning of 6 December 1917, a ship detonated in the harbor of Halifax, Nova Scotia, unleashing a blast equivalent to about 3,000 tonnes of TNT. The resulting shockwave instantly killed more than 1,000 people, threw a cargo ship like a bath toy and created a 50-foot-tall tidal wave. This is the incredible and horrifying story of the Halifax Explosion: the largest human-made, non-nuclear blast in history. By [...]

By | 2017-12-01T07:20:17+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The lost Avro Anson: World War II

The remains of four airmen from the crash of a Second World War training aircraft in British Columbia have been recovered during a collaborative operation with the British Columbia Coroners Service. The four airmen – one from the Royal Canadian Air Force: Sergeant William Baird, and three from the Royal Air Force: Pilot Officer Charles George Fox, Pilot Officer Anthony William Lawrence, and Sergeant Robert Ernest Luckock – were [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:11:22+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Battle of Vimy Ridge: World War I

Many historians and writers consider the Canadian victory at Vimy a defining moment for Canada when the country emerged from under the shadow of Britain and felt capable of greatness. Canadian troops also earned a reputation as formidable, effective troops because of the stunning success. But it was a victory at a terrible cost, with more than 10,000 killed and wounded. The Canadian Corps was ordered to seize Vimy [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:44:16+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Categories: World War I|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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