Souvenir Photographs No. 3: Bedford Magazine Explosion

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Souvenir Photographs No. 3: Bedford Magazine Explosion

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  • Statements of responsibility: Taken and compiled by R. Allen Benjamin - Photographer - Bell Building - Dartmouth N.S.

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  • 1945 (Creation)

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1 booklet photographs (b&w; 10 images)

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Donated in 2013 by Jim Scott , father-in-law of Sybil McRae, whose father Lionel Davis, was an Artilleryman manning the harbour defence batteries at Halifax.

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Item consists of souvenir booklet of photographs documenting the Bedford Magazine Explosion of July 1945. Images show smoke from the explosion; damaged buildings, homes, and vehicles; fire-fighting crew and men and women gathered for a meal in a mess-hall. Images are not identified.

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See R. Millard Wright's article on "The Other Halifax Explosion"

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