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Evenings @ Government House: The story of how Halifax's experiences during WW2 led to the shocking VE Day Riots that marked the war's end.

Type:
Educational Event
Date:
November 3, 2020
Time:
19:00 - 20:30
Details:

Renowned author Stephen Kimber will tell the story of how Halifax's experiences during WW2 led to the shocking VE Day Riots that marked the war's end.

The statistics were staggering and sobering. 207 businesses looted, 564 damaged, 2,692 glass windows and doors shattered, 353 people arrested, all fueled by stolen alcohol: 6,987 cases of beer, 1,225 of wine, another 55,392 bottles of spirits from local liquor commissions with another 30,000 quarts of beer that walked from Keith's Brewery. What started as a local celebration of the end of WW2 and halifax's important role in winning it turned into a city-smashing, cite-shaming 72 hour riot.

Come and listen to Stephen Kimber talk about theose events and that era in Halifax history.

This event will be livestreamed on the Lieutenant Governor’s Facebook page at 7:00pm on 3 November 2020. Go to https://www.facebook.com/LtGovNS

Location:
Government House
Address:
1451 Barrington Street
City:
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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