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TITLE
Iolaire the Lost
EXTERNAL ID
WHA_COMIC_22
PLACENAME
Lewis
DATE OF RECORDING
2006
CREATOR
West Highland Animation
SOURCE
West Highland Animation
ASSET ID
41510
KEYWORDS
Culture
Oral Tradition
Historical
Sea Voyages
Lewis
disaster
ship-wreck
First World War
servicemen.

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The Royal Navy vessel, the Iolaire (The Eagle) sank tragically in sight of the coast of Lewis in 1918 when packed with servicemen who had survived the First World War. (Eight hundred island men had died in it). Their loved ones who were waiting in happy anticipation on the Stornoway pier had their high hopes cruelly dashed. Of the two hundred and seventy three men on board only sixty-three survived.

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Iolaire the Lost

Culture; Oral Tradition; Historical; Sea Voyages; Lewis; disaster; ship-wreck; First World War; servicemen.

West Highland Animation

WHA - Comics

The Royal Navy vessel, the Iolaire (The Eagle) sank tragically in sight of the coast of Lewis in 1918 when packed with servicemen who had survived the First World War. (Eight hundred island men had died in it). Their loved ones who were waiting in happy anticipation on the Stornoway pier had their high hopes cruelly dashed. Of the two hundred and seventy three men on board only sixty-three survived.