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Wreckage at Corner of East Young and Needham Sts.

Wreckage at Corner of East Young and Needham Sts. Halifax Canada
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Stock #: 501718
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Halifax
State: Nova Scotia (NS)
Country: Canada
Publisher: H. H. Marshall, Ltd.
Postmark: 1918 May-13
PM City: Halifax
PM State: Canada
Stamp: 2c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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On Dec. 6th 1917 a collision occurred on Halifax Harbor between a French steamer carrying explosives and a Belgian relief steamer. The explosion which followed destroyed a large part of Halifax City, killing 1,200 people, wounding 2,000 and rendering 6,000 homeless.