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Blizzard of Glass by Sally M. Walker
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Mar 27, 2012

really liked it
Read in March, 2012

The Mont-Blanc, retrofitted for the war effort, and the IMO a Belgium Relief ship, both doing their duty.The two ships both ended up in Halifax Bay as many ships did as it was a busy seaport in Nova Scotia before heading to Europe.
Both ships were helmed by good solid captains and crew, but the fateful day, Dec 6th 1917, their paths would cross and history would never be the same.
The ships collide and an explosion that was the largest ever until the bomb was dropped on Japan occurred,following the explosion a tsunami,and then as rescue efforts were under way a frightful blizzard. Sounds like something out of a movie but only if it were. Read about 5 families and how their lives were forever changed that day in December, and how to this day the memory survives.
This was a great book and a story that should be taught.

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