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Halifax at war

William Naftel

Halifax at war

searchlights, squadrons and submarines, 1939-1945

by William Naftel

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Published by Formac Pub. Co. in Halifax, N.S .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax,
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 -- Nouvelle-Écosse -- Halifax,
  • Halifax (N.S.) -- History -- 20th century,
  • Halifax (N.-É.) -- Histoire -- 20è siècle

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references: p. 250-254 and index.

    StatementWilliam D. Naftel.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF1039.5.H17 N34 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination285 p. :
    Number of Pages285
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23148505M
    ISBN 100887807399
    ISBN 109780887807398
    LC Control Number2009367351

    Young's Company, Virginia Artillery (Halifax Light Artillery) Overview: Young's Battery [also called Halifax Artillery] was formed during the early spring of with men from Halifax County. It served as infantry with the 14th Regiment until May, , when it transferred to . Halifax at War Searchlights, Squadrons and Submarines, (Book): Naftel, William D.: From early September, Halifax was at war. When the war began, people gathered along the waterfront to watch the fleet of the Royal Canadian Navy leave. For the next six years, the city was uniquely affected by the war's events. Halifax at War explores this transformation of the city and civilian.

      Dan Soucoup’s book, Explosion in Halifax Harbour (Nimbus) begins with a history of Halifax and its harbour and how important it was for the war effort in Europe. It’s good background.   From early September, Halifax was at war. When the war began, people gathered along the waterfront to watch the fleet of the Royal Canadian Navy leave. For the next six years, the city was uniquely affected by the war's events. Halifax at War explores this transformation of the city and civilian life, making use of a rich blend of historical, biographical and archival Naftel.

    The second of Britain's four-engined bombers to enter frontline service, Handley Page's Halifax has forever lived in the shadow of Avro's superb Lancaster. However, it was a Halifax which became the first RAF 'heavy' to drop bombs on Germany when No 35 Sqn raided Hamburg on the night of 12/13 March Between , the Halifax completed s sorties with Bomber Command alone. “John U. Bacon’s The Great Halifax Explosion is the seminal account of one of the bloodiest man-made disasters in world history, which killed some 2, people. This is a riveting, well-written and researched World War I book.


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World War One newspapers Marking the th anniversary of the outbreak of the WW1, we have digitised pages of the Halifax (Weekly) Courier. This is from the beginning of to the end of. WILLIAM D. NAFTEL was a historian and regional manager with Parks Canada for thirty years, in Ottawa and Nova Scotia.

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1File Size: KB.Ms. MacDonald has researched the definitive account of the destruction of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia during World War I.

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