Nova Scotia Archives

'An East Coast Port'

Halifax in Wartime, 1939-1945

City of Flint Docking at Halifax


With rescued actress at the start of World War II.

The Halifax Chronicle, 14 September 1939, p.1, reported "Two hundred and sixteen men, women and children, victims of Nazi Germany's ruthlessness, when a U-boat sent a torpedo crashng through the port side of the the big British passenger liner Athenia, reached a safe haven at Halifax yesterday."

Date: 14 September 1939

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives