The Spanish flu, this deadly influenza pandemic that lasted from 1918 - 1920, affected Reykjavík and Iceland badly. Hundreds of people died, most of them young and more women than men. 1918 was also just a particularly cruel year in Iceland's history. One of the coldest winters and widespread famine when the country was celebrating it's sovereignty. Historian Gunnar Þór Bjarnason is the author of f.ex. Þegar siðmenningin fór fjandans til. Íslendingar og stríðið mikla 1914–1918 the impact of the First World War in Iceland. 

 

ISBN 9789979342267

Author Gunnar Þór Bjarnason

Publisher Mál og menning, 2020

Format Hardcover, 24 cm 

Pages 315

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