A mounted armed guard surrounded the devastated area by December 12, 1917, thereby reinforcing the troops already regulating movement there. Entry into Richmond was forbidden unless one had been issued an official pass.
Date: 1917 or 1918
Reference: Halifax Explosion Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 27 vol. 2 no. 5
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