Halifax explosion (20/07/1945): ELS of site of damage from across body of water. Two men are shown stopping a car on street, warning of damage ahead. A carpenter is repairing the front of a shop. Shots of refugees from damaged residential district, on sidewalk, sitting on lawn, lining up at emergency canteen, coming out with food. HASs from Citadel Hill of harbour. Cut to nearly deserted streets, broken windows, wrecked buildings. A man displays a spent shell taken from debris, a policeman looks at a wrecked car. Various shots of utter devastation, houses reduced to kindlings, large craters.