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- Description<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC -//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN > 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. Astonishingly, until w one has consulted the large federal government archives that contain first-hand 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 navy's compelling, and little-kwn, story by carefully retracing the events preceding the disaster and the role of the military in its aftermath. He catches the pulse of disaster response in official Ottawa and provides a compelling analysis of the legal maeuvres, rhetoric, blunders, public controversy, and crisis management that ensued. His disturbing conclusion is that federal officials knew of potential dangers in the harbour before the explosion, took corrective action, and kept the information from the public.
- Author Biography<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC -//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN > John Griffith Armstrong is a retired career officer who taught history at the Royal Military College of Canada and was part of the team at the Department of National Defence's Directorate of History that wrote volume 3 of The Official History of the RCAF.
- PrizesShortlisted for Keith Matthews Award for Best Book 2003 and Atlantic Book Awards: Margaret and John Savage First Book Award 2002 and Dartmouth Medal 2002.
- Author(s)John Griffith Armstrong
- PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Date of Publication01/05/2003
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleStudies in Canadian Military History
- Place of PublicationVancouver
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Content Note16 b&w illustrations, 3 maps
- Weight340 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine19 mm
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