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Explosion Of The Grenelle Gunpowder Factory

Explosion of the Grenelle gunpowder factory

  • Accident report
On 31st August 1794 at 7:15 am, either 30.2 tonnes (65,000 pounds) or 150 tonnes of powder (depending on the source) exploded in the gunpowder storage room at the Château de Grenelle, near the Military School (Ecole militaire), in a[...]
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