the BIG BUMP at Number 2

the BIG BUMP at Number 2

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by Carol Marlene Smith
     
 

The disaster itself was called the Big Bump because it was the most severe bump in North American mining history. It was the first major international event to appear in live television broadcasts. The No. 2 colliery was one of the deepest coal mines in the world. Of the 174 miners in No. 2 colliery at the time of the bump, 74 were killed and 100 survived.

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Overview

The disaster itself was called the Big Bump because it was the most severe bump in North American mining history. It was the first major international event to appear in live television broadcasts. The No. 2 colliery was one of the deepest coal mines in the world. Of the 174 miners in No. 2 colliery at the time of the bump, 74 were killed and 100 survived.

"I felt three distinct shock waves like a stick of bombs being dropped from a fighter bomber, exploding just fractions of a second apart. We all knew from the magnitude of the impact that it was a major disaster in the mines." Dr Arnold Burden.

This is a short story remembering the 1958 Bump in Springhill, Nova Scotia. The story of a teenage girl and her friends during that time is fictional, but the historic events are factual. It is based on a true story.

Susan’s brother is a miner and so is her friend’s father. By all accounts both miners have worked the afternoon shift, which is the one during which the Big Bump occurred. Susan’s account of those daily events just after the Bump gives insight into what it was like to live in a small coal mining town.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032882961
Publisher:
Carol Marlene Smith
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
183 KB

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Meet the Author

Carol Marlene Smith was born in Springhill, Nova Scotia on a hot August day. From an early age, writing, drawing and singing were her favourite things to do. Carol was a loner who liked to imagine her friends rather than make real ones. Today Carol spends her time writing novels and short stories and painting animals. Some of her novels are Heart of Winter, Angel's Blessing, and Heart of the Story, all set in Nova Scotia. Carol enjoys writing poetry, romance, mystery/suspense and mainstream. Carol lives in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia.

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the BIG BUMP at Number 2 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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It was a little stiff.
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