When I was a kid my family often went to Nova Scotia in the summer. I remember going through Halifax and hearing about the explosion. I saw the anchor of the Mont Blanc that was blown so far away. Still have a book about it here somewhere. An amazing story. Such tales of heroism from ordinary people - many of them children. All the more amazing is how little it is remembered.
"Do not forget your dogs of war, your big guns, which are the most-to-be respected arguments of the rights of kings."
- Frederick the Great, King of Prussia