RUSC Christmas Radio Station
Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive

Broadcast: 9th September 1950
Starring: Joel McCrea
Added: Jul 22 2004
At exactly 9:13 am on Wednesday April 16th 1947 a French freighter carrying a highly explosive cargo of ammonium nitrate fertilizer blew up in the harbour of Texas City, Texas. It was the first in a chain of explosions as chemical plants; tin smelters and oil refineries disappeared in black and flames. Shortly after 1 am the next morning the major chain reaction was set off the explosions rocking the city of Galworth and ten miles across the bay where excited crowds gathered in the street watching the amazing flame seared sky…