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'The Halifax Explosion' had an equivalent force of roughly 2.9 kilotons of TNT and left a trail of destruction in its wake

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A set of unique photographs taken during the First World War by a British sailor shows the biggest manmade explosion in history

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Unique photographs taken by WWI sailor show the biggest manmade explosion in history when two warships crashed into each other Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2841066 The photos have now been found by his daughter Ann Foreman, 89, from Hayle, Cornwall, who discovered them among photo albums

from BBC News

World War One Halifax explosion: Unseen pictures revealed

After the explosion parts of Halifax were flattened with more than 1900 people killed

During the incident, the SS Mont-Blanc - a ship from France fully loaded with wartime explosives - collided with SS Imo from Norway

from BBC News

World War One Halifax explosion: Unseen pictures revealed

Unique photographs taken by WWI sailor show the biggest manmade explosion in history when two warships crashed into each other Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2841066/ Photographs taken by WWI sailor show The Halifax explosion | Daily Mail Online

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Unique photographs taken by WWI sailor show the biggest manmade explosion in history when two warships crashed into each other Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2841066 Photographs taken by WWI sailor show The Halifax explosion | Daily Mail Online

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