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Cod Wars, Iceland, 1958-1976


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    • Anglo-Icelandic Cod Wars, 1958-1976
    • Codfish Wars, Iceland, 1958-1976
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    • found: Work cat.: 2008423968: Síðasta Þorskastríðið, 2007.
    • found: Íslenska alfræðiorðabókin, 1990(under Þorskastríð: Þorskastríð 1958-61, Þorskastríð 1972-73, Þorskastríð 1975-76; three separate naval encounters precipitated by the extension of Icelandic territorial waters)
    • found: Historical dictionary of Iceland, 2008:p. 29-30 (entry: Cod Wars)
    • found: Britannica online, Oct. 30, 2009(under Iceland: "After World War II Iceland gradually extended its exclusive fishing zone from 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) in 1950 to 200 miles (370 km) in 1975. This extension provoked strong protests from the United Kingdom and West Germany, and the British navy was repeatedly sent to the Icelandic fishing grounds to protect British trawlers. The struggle with Britain, commonly known as the "Cod Wars," came to an end in 1976 when Britain recognized the 200-mile limit.")
    • found: Wikipedia, Oct. 30, 2009("The Cod Wars, also called the Iceland Cod Wars (Icelandic: Þorskastríðin, "the cod wars", or Landhelgisstríðin, "the wars for the territorial waters"), were a series of confrontations in the 1950s and 1970s between the United Kingdom and Iceland regarding fishing rights in the North Atlantic.")
    • found: Americana, 2006:v. 14 (under Iceland: Codfish War; the unilateral setting by Iceland of its territorial waters in 1976 to 200 miles led to a series of minor naval skirmishes between British and Iceland vessels)
    • found: Friends in conflict : the Anglo-Icelandic Cod Wars and the Law of the Sea, 1982.
    • found: OCLC, Oct. 30, 2009(title: The Royal Navy in the Cod Wars : Britain and Iceland in conflict, 1958-1961, 1972-73, 1975-76)
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