Cod and Communism - The Story of the Cod Wars

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Date Added: 24th July 2020

Date Removed: 28th February 2021

Available for: 7 months



These were the cod wars, three conflicts between Britain and Iceland over who had the right to fish in the north Atlantic. In each, Iceland extended its territorial fishing limits, eventually to 200 miles. Its tiny fleet of gunboats tried to frighten off the trawlers of Hull, Grimsby and Fleetwood. The trawlers, in turn, were defended by the much bigger and better armed Royal Navy.


Certificate: Not Rated

Year: 2020

Duration: 48min

Episode Length: 48min


Director: David Hutchinson

Studio: Carnegie Heritage Centre, Hull


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