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Breaking Disaster

As news broke about the Halifax Explosion, newspapers from Toronto to Hawaii and France to Australia scrambled to provide readers with updated information. These stories gave face to a disaster that, at the time, was a mix of ever-changing statistics, details, and questions about blame. Ingram traces these details and stories as she pieces together the different narratives from the week that followed December 6, 1917, many of which have long faded into the larger story of the explosion.

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