The time is 9am on a cold snowbound scenario in Halifax Nova Scotia, a snowbound scene that is soon to become blood begrimed by the amounting death toll. The year is 1917 and the month is December.
Most of the residents were on their way to work or at work when two ammunition ships collided in the Harbour of Halifax and Dartmouth. The explosion was to take almost 2,000 lives nd many injured from flying glass as they ran to the office windows wondering if the war had come to them?.
John Smithers and his elder brother Jack were aiming snowballs at each other as the disaster struck. This is a story of heroism we can only admire even though the characters are fiction the explosion did happen and John instantly goes about helping with the dead and injured regardless of his own life ,not knowing he had lost all of his family in the tragedy. A tragedy no less than the Titanic some years earlier, a tragedy not so well known as the Titanic but nonetheless a tragedy that change the face of Halifax for many years. Had it not been from the help of the people of Boston USA who came to thier aide without a thought to their own lives, Things may have been worse!.
|Publisher:||Robert James Bridge|
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About the Author
I began writing many years ago during my schooldays .Most days I could be seen scribbling notes and taking them home to put on my typewriter or notebook. Although I took my writing seriously at a late age I always had the urge to write .I find I am fascinated by events in everyday life and to put those events down on paper makes it more enjoyable.