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Canada / Nova Scotia / Mont Blanc Explosion #719046

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 22, 2002
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Halifax, Nova Scotia: Bill Blakemore) The story of the explosion of the munitions ship Mont Blanc at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1917 recounted; details given about the yearly gift from Halifax to the city of Boston, Massachusetts, for their help after the tragedy; scenes shown from the annual memorial gathering in Halifax; photos and footage shown from the Nova Scotia Archives. [“Shattered City” author Janet KITZ†- says the ship was a floating bomb; notes the bond with September 11 survivors.] [Survivors Edith HARTNETT††, Gordon COLLINS††, "Ashpan Annie" LIGGINS††- remember the incident.] [“1917 Halifax Explosion” author Blair BEED†- says some people couldn’t deal with life after the explosion.]

Reporter(s):
Woodruff, Bob;
Blakemore, Bill
Duration:
00:04:20

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