Halifax Explosion


Great Canadian Disasters by Frank Rasky.
904 RAS

Great Disasters of the 20th Century by Margot Keam Cleary.
904 CLE

In the face of disaster: true stories of Canadian heroism from the archives of Maclean's edited by Michael Benedict.
904 INT

Miracles and Mysteries: the Halifax Explosion December 6, 1917 by Mary Ann Monnon.
971.6225 MAN

Shattered City: the Halifax Explosion and the Road to Recovery by Janet F. Kitz.
971.622 KIT

Survivors: Children of the Halifax Explosion by Janet Kitz.
971 .6225 KIT

The Halifax Disaster: December 6, 1917 by Ernest Fraser Robinson.
971.6225 ROB

The Halifax Explosion: Surviving the Blast that Shook a Nation by Joyce Glasner.
971.6225 GLA

The Town that Died: The True Story of the Greatest Man-made Explosion before Hiroshima by Michael J. Bird.
971.6225 BIR

Too Many to Mourn: One Family's Tragedy in the Halifax Explosion by James Mahar and Rowena Mahar.
971.6225 MAH

Audio Visual:

City of Ruins: the Halifax Explosion produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
AV 971.622 CIT

Just One Big Mess: the Halifax Explosion produced by NFB Canada.
AV 971.603 JUS


Canada and the First World War. Library and Archives Canada
Choose the link “Did You Know That.” See “Tragedy on the home front.” Next choose “Halifax Explosion.”

CBC Digital Archives

CBC – The Halifax Explosion

Framing Canada: A Photographic Memory. Library and Archives Canada
In the search box type “Halifax explosion”

From One Moment to the Next: The Halifax Explosion

Halifax Explosion Dedication

Halifax Explosion – Fire – SOS! Canadian Disasters. Library and Archives Canada

Halifax Explosion: Historica Minutes – YouTube

Historical Collections: From One Moment to the Next: The Halifax Explosion

HRM – Halifax Explosion

Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management – Halifax Explosion 1917 Online Resources

The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Halifax Explosion – Disasters and Tragedies – CBC Archives

Internet Archive:

Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies, music, as  well as archived web pages.

The Halifax Catastrophe

Report of the Halifax Relief Expedition December 6 to 15, 1917


See the librarian for a username and password

Examples of articles on EBSCO:

Glasner, Joyce. "Front Lines Of Disaster." Beaver 87.6 (2007): 16-24. Canadian Reference Centre. Web. 1 Apr. 2014.

Hind, Andrew. "Blown Away: The Halifax: Explosion Of 1917." History Magazine 12.5 (2011): 31-35. History Reference Center. Web. 1 Apr. 2014.

Patten, Melanie. "Explosion survivors recall deadly blast that rocked Halifax 90 years ago." Canadian   Press, The 5 Dec. 2007: Canadian Reference Centre. Web. 1 April 2014.

Webb, Christopher. "Was It Sabotage?" Beaver 87.6 (2007): 23. Canadian Reference Centre. Web. 1 April 2014.

Vertical File:

The library maintains a vertical file regarding the Halifax Explosion.