Largest Explosion

The Halifax Explosion

It was the world's greatest man-made explosion before Hiroshima. In Richmond Prison, at the end of Gottingen Street, Halifax, the warden’s young son was drawn to a window by a spectacular display of fireworks. Too sick to go to school that day he had gone to work with his dad. Suddenly he was blinded by a brilliant flash of light and then stunned by an unearthly roar.