When Halifax was devastated by the explosion of a munitions ship on 6 December 1917, it was the Canadian Army garrison of this fortress city that came to the rescue. Yet this often heroic effort has received little recognition. Indeed the garrison commander was fired for what the authorities in Ottawa thought were his excessive demands to help the stricken civilian population. Professor Roger Sarty of the WLU History Department, a specialist in the military history of Atlantic Canada, presents the results of his recent research on the aftermath of the Halifax disaster.
Presented by: Roger Sarty, PhD, Professor, Department of History
Event Type(s): Adults and Seniors
Age Group(s): Adults (18+), Seniors (55+)
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