Survivors

Janet Kitz

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ISBN: 9781551093499

Survivors

Children of the Halifax Explosion

  Author:   Janet Kitz    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Over five hundred children from Halifax and Dartmouth were killed when the munitions ship Mont Blanc, blew up in the city’s harbour on December 6, 1917. Hundreds more were injured, and many lost their families and homes. Survivors tells the story of seven children who survived the Halifax Explosion. All seven lived in Richmond, the northern part of Halifax close to the spot where Imo collided with Mont Blanc, causing the fore that ignited the tons of explosives in its hold. The book describes the children’s family, school, and social life before the explosion: their activities on that day; their experiences of the explosion itself; and the difference it has made to their lives.

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ISBN associated with this title: 9781551093499
Item NB0466
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published on January 10 2000
Language eng
Pages 134
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 7(in)
Shipping weight325(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Janet Kitz is the author of Shattered City, Survivors: Children of the Halifax Explosion, Point Pleasant Park: An Illustrated History, and December 1917: Revisiting the Halifax Explosion. In 2004 she received an honorary doctorate of letters from St. Mary’s University. Originally from Carnwath, Scotland, she moved to Nova Scotia in 1971 and currently resides in Halifax..