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Ireland's Arctic Siege

Ireland's Arctic Siege

Kevin C. Kearns

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1st edition hardback 2011

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All this happened in a country much poorer than modern Ireland. It was only two years after the end of the war. There was still rationing in Britain. The Irish economy was woefully underdeveloped.

There was no central heating, and the distribution systems for coal and turf broke down. Even in relatively affluent middle class suburbs, people were reduced to breaking up furniture for kindling in an attempt to keep warm. In rural parts, the old and vulnerable were hopelessly isolated. In time, the memory faded and it was just remembered as an exceptionally cold winter. Kevin Kearns gets behind the headlines to reveal in tremendous detail the hardship, deprivation and loss of life that gripped a vulnerable country as a result of an extended period of freakishly cold weather.

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Author Kevin C. Kearns
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 2 Oct 2011
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9780717148639

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