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Home Front

6 December 1917 - Joyce Lyle

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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On this day in 1917, French munitions ship the SS Mont-Blanc blew up in Halifax, Canada injuring 10,000 people and killing 2000 - the largest manmade explosion in history up until that point. And in Tynemouth Joyce is in a volatile frame of mind.

Written by Caroline Horton
Directed by Ciaran Bermingham
Editor: Jessica Dromgoole. Show less

Contributors

Joyce Lyle:
Tracy Whitwell
Duncan Chadwick:
Mark Stobbart
Hannah O'Leary:
Mia Bainbridge
Alan Lowther:
David Seddon
Sarah Illingworth:
Naomi Frederick
Maud Drummond:
Vineeta Rishi
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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