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The History of Iceland

Article: The Viking Sunstone

The link below is to an article that looks at the Viking Sunstone, known as an Iceland Spar.

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Today in History: 10 May 1940

World War II: The United Kingdom Invades Iceland

On this day in 1940, Operation Fork (The Invasion of Iceland) began early in the morning in the capital Reykjavik. The objective was to prevent German occupation and the promise was made to withdraw at the conclusion of the war. The British troops were relieved by American troops a year later, before the US had officially entered the war.

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