Gunboat Þór stays home

Navy gray Þór (Thor): not on the warpath but tied to the ‘peacepath’. Rare WF ‘catch’ on camera, Reykjavik harbour, 1980s © TW : EEC Photos

With a tiny population of just 320,000, Iceland hauls massively above its weight. Their modern saga jumps from earth-topped houses to plane, launched low-cost transatlantic charters, pioneered cheap international phone calls and tapped their volcanic resources for geothermal power for homes and tourist lagoons. They won a cod war with ...

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