Ireland's Arctic Siege: The Big Freeze of 1947

Ireland's Arctic Siege: The Big Freeze of 1947

by Kevin C. Kearns

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Ireland's Arctic Siege: The Big Freeze of 1947 by Kevin C. Kearns

On 19 January 1947 Ireland was invaded by a two-month-long arctic siege that brought freezing temperatures of 7oF, a piercing east wind reaching 60 to 70 m.p.h., five major blizzards, and snowdrifts of 12 to 20 feet. Cars, buses, houses and entire villages were buried, roads were blocked, telephone and electricity lines felled and towns and farms isolated as food and fuel dwindled. This is a vivid tale of suffering and courage, death and survival, of human resilience and real heroism. "Evocative and often startling."--Irish Voice Aug. 28, 2013

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ISBN-13: 9780717154487
Publisher: Gill & MacMillan, Limited
Publication date: 05/16/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 430
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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