Iceland World War 1

Originally Published December 2004 Iceland, like the other Scandinavian countries was neutral during the First World War but it could not avoid the effects of the conflict. ‘The main problem for the isolated nation in its isolated position in the…...

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Iceland HMS Baldur 1940-45 -Just a Ship?

Originally Published December 2003 H.M.S. ‘Baldur’ is known as the Royal Naval Base Ship at Reykjavik but at the London 2000 exhibition I was twice told “Baldur wasn’t a ship, she was a Nissen hutted Shore Base.” My informants were…...

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Iceland Postal rates to Germany post WW II

POSTAL RATES TO GERMANY (ALL OCCUPATION ZONES) APRIL 1946 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Published March 2002 and updated June 2012 I have written previously (Contact September 1999) about the special arrangements for mail from Iceland to Germany in the early period…...

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Iceland Pioneer Flights

Discovery of a postcard at the York fair earlier this year (whilst on the way to the Spring weekend at Scarborough!) led to an investigation of the story of the first round-the-world flight by a US Army Air Force team in…...

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