Darkest Dawn: Story of the Iolaire Tragedy

Darkest Dawn: Story of the Iolaire Tragedy

Stock No 55081
EAN/ISBN 9781789070248
Author: Malcolm MacDonald, Donald John MacLeod
Publisher: Acair
Format: HB

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At 1.55am on 1st January 1919, a naval yacht carrying sailors home on leave ran aground on rocks near the village of Holm, a mere 20 yards from the shore of the Isle of Lewis and less than half a mile from the safe harbour of Stornoway. HMY Iolaire was crowded with 280 men, mostly naval reservists returning to the safety and comfort of their homes after the horror of the Great War.

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