“The Great Halifax Explosion” – Al Kresta interviews John U. Bacon

On December 1,1917 the French freighter Mont-Blanc set sail from Brooklyn laden with American troops and munitions en route to the trenches of France. It carried 3,000 tons of explosives, prompting its captain to take unprecedented safety measures. All went well until it slipped into Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia. A collision with another ship started … Continue reading “The Great Halifax Explosion” – Al Kresta interviews John U. Bacon