The year is 1917 on a cold snowbound scenario in Halifax ,Nova Scotia, Canada.The time is 9am and many folks were either getting ready for another working day or still in bed.The snowbound scenery was soon to become blood begrimed as tow ammunition ships collided in the Harbour of Halifax and Dartmouth . Almost two thousand lives were lost on that fateful day and thousands were blinded by flying glass as they ran to office windows wondering if the war had come to them.This is the story of a young man aged only fifteen who goes from a boy to man almost in a day as he struggles to save many lives the consisted of many schoolchildren who had just began the day. Unknown. to John all of his family perish in the explosion.As dirt mingled with blood his hands dug continually as he listened for voices crying out for help.Tirelessly he could be seen dragging bodies towards the every growing pile along with others. This story is of course fiction woven around the true story using fictional characters throughout so as to avoid reviving memories for living relatives.This is essentially Johns story, a story of heroism and courage we can only admire. A red letter day it was called in the local papers,and without help from their local neighbours in Boston who supplied medicine and doctors as the injured piled up along with the dead., Short story you may say?, but a story that should never be forgotten maybe?.
|Publisher:||Robert James Bridge|
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About the Author
I am a prolific author of many books, books that may never see the light of day or indeed get published, but I love what I do and that gives me the hope that one day I see one of books in the stores. I do not write one specific area, infact my books are mostly diverse for instance. A Bolt From The Blue is historical fiction woven around a true story.A story that has mostly been erased through the sands of time . Un coup de bleu L'explosion de Halifax A Bolt From The Blue-The Halifax Explosion . The bells ring out in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada each and every year on December 6th at 9am to remind folks of the tragedy that happened in 1917 when two ammunition ships collided in the Harbour of Halifax and Dartmouth. A tragedy that took almost 2,000 lives. Kinmel Revisited is another of historical fiction woven once again around the fascinating story of the Kinmel Camp Riot in 1919 in North Wales. The Black and White House is a on the edge nail biting thriller that will leave readers maybe thirsting for more of the same as Joshua Jenks a poor coloured boy from Memphis goes on to defy the odds by becoming a Senator and this is where his troubles begin!. At this stage I would like to introduce adult readers to my series of adult fictional crime. I say adult simply because each book contains explicit material suitable for adults. I have four books in the series and the first is now on Smashwords entitled Hell Bent on Murder,followed by Hell Bent on Revenge and if this has wetted your appetite then to come shortly is Hell Bent on Corruption followed by Hell Bent on Blackmail, all featuring ex met cop turned private eye Jim Bent. It is my hope one day to continue with Hell Bent on Collaboration, but at this juncture please by all means read of Jim Bent and his adventures when he leaves the met after fifteen years and takes on the role of a private eye.If you have enjoyed the first two in my series then Hell Bent on Corruption and Hell Bent on Blackmail will leave you thirsting for more of the same?.So why not indulge yourself and read all four books of racy adult fictional crime? . Coming soon to add to your reader experience is my book of Irish Romantic Fiction entitled S.W.A.L.K Sealed With A Loving Kiss. This story is set at a time when Belfast, Margots home town was occupied by the British Army. The story is centred around Margot Giligan a young Irish Lass who is about to leave the confines of her local all girls Catholic school and venture out into the world of employment. This is a story of a romance that blossoms through all adversity. out shortly on Smashwords this a romance lovers dream .So look for it soon folks please..