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Blasting with Dynamite and the Aftermath


This video clearly shows how COs used dynamite in the construction of the Trans-Canada Highway. If the highway was supposed to pass over a large section of rock, the rock had to be removed. The COs placed dynamite in the rock to break it into pieces small enough to remove by hand or by machine.

Film Credit: "Conscientious Objectors in Alternative Service Camps, 1941-43, in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia," Rev. J. Harold Sherk Films. Mennonite Heritage Centre, Video Vol. 86.


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