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When I Heard the Bell: The Loss of the Iolaire

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[[ The first English-language account of the Iolaire disaster [[ Published to coincide with the ninetieth anniversary of the disaster

[[ Essential reading for anyone interested in the Western Isles
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published May 9th 2009 by Birlinn Publishers (first published 2009)
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Michael Craig
Aug 23, 2016 Michael Craig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent book about the tragedy of the sinking of the Iolaire. John Macleod has been thorough in his research and has presented the book on what appears to be an unbiased and balanced manner. It was important for this detailed book to be published as it will remain a comprehensive record of all aspects of the disaster. His descriptions of what happened leading up to its sinking and the aftermath were excellent and sympathetic but extremely harrowing.
Many people in Britain will never
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Dec 05, 2009 Dwer rated it did not like it
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This might be of interest if you are interested in the history of Stornaway (in Scotland) or of marine disaster. But I found the story very hard to follow
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