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Looking Back: The Fateful Year of 1918

Words by
Jóhann Páll Ástvaldsson

Photography by
Magnús Ólafsson

Some years in history are simply more important than others. 1918 is carved into the history annals of Iceland, and rightly so. It proved to be a year of change as the nation took its first step from being an underdeveloped colony to today's developed country. A century later, we look back on a year of the Great Winter of Frost, the Spanish Flu, the Katla volcanic eruption, and Iceland's sovereignty.
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Some years in history are simply more important than others. 1918 is carved into the history annals of Iceland, and rightly so. It proved to be a year of change as the nation took its first step from being an underdeveloped colony to today's developed country. A century later, we look back on a year of the Great Winter of Frost, the Spanish Flu, the Katla volcanic eruption, and Iceland's sovereignty.
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