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The Halifax explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy : inquiry and intrigue

Author: John Griffith Armstrong
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2002.
Series: Studies in Canadian military history, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Halifax Explosion of 1917 is a defining event in the Canadian consciousness, yet it has never been the subject of a sustained analytical history. Astonishngly, until now no one has consulted the large federal government archives that contain firsthand accounts of the disaster and the response of national authorities." "Canada's recently established navy was at the epicentre of the crisis. Armstrong reveals the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Griffith Armstrong
ISBN: 077480890X 9780774808903 0774808918 9780774808910
OCLC Number: 48373278
Awards: Winner of John Lyman Book Award, North American Society for Oceanic History 2003 (United States)
Short-listed for Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, Atlantic Writing Awards 2002 (Canada)
Short-listed for Dartmouth Non-Fiction Book Award, Atlantic Writing Awards 2002 (Canada)
Short-listed for Keith Matthews Prize, Canadian Nautical Research Society 2003 (Canada)
Description: x, 248 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : through sailors' eyes --
The RCN in Halifax: December 1917 --
Towards the unthinkable --
Halifax tide --
Through the grim day --
Reaction and recovery --
Of sailors, lawyers, goats, and newspapers --
Goats to the slaughter --
Covering the tracks.
Series Title: Studies in Canadian military history, 1.
Responsibility: John Griffith Armstrong.
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