Ideas | Sep 17, 2012 | 54:00

Iceberg Ship Habbakuk (Sep. 2012 Encore)

1942: Hitler's U-Boats are ravaging merchant ships that Britain depends on for its survival. Enter a plan, for a gigantic warship, to help the Allies win the Battle of the Atlantic. It will be built in Canada and made from ... ice! Richard Longley tells the story of iceberg ship Habbakuk, in all its icy eccentricity

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