Kingsland Explosion of 1917


Very informative story in The Record yesterday about the 100th Anniversary of the Lyndurst Kingsland Explosion of 1917 and resulting widespread fires as a result of espionage by German spies at a township ammunition depot.

According to the story, the bombing at the edge of the Meadowlands was part of a nationwide campaign of bombings at chemical factories and ammunition depots organized by the German government to slow American arms shipments to Russia and Great Britain and was one of the factors that led America to enter World War I.

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