'Just One Big Mess': The Halifax Explosion, 1917

'Just One Big Mess': The Halifax Explosion, 1917

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On the morning of December 6, 1917, two ships, one of which was loaded with munitions, collided in Halifax Harbour. The explosion which followed levelled two square miles of the city, killed over 1600 people and left thousands wounded and homeless. Through interviews with survivors and photographs of the devastation, this dramatically recounts the events.

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'Just One Big Mess': The Halifax Explosion, 1917, Cheryl Lean, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Cheryl Lean
  • producer
    Floyd Elliott
  • narrator
    Susan Crowe
  • musician
    Jarvis Benoit
  • sound editor
    Patricia Kipping
  • re-recording
    Roger Lamoureux
  • executive producer
    Douglas MacDonald
  • video adaptation
    Terry Nolan
    Jana B. Subert
  • animation camera
    Raymond Dumas
    Jacques Avoine
    Lynda Pelley
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