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Horses were transported back to Iceland in 1938

1. desember 2009 kl. 12:03

Horses were transported back to Iceland in 1938

For a long time it has been a public opinion that no other horses returned back to Iceland after having stayed abroad, except for the horse Sóti, belonging to Grímur Thomsen. In Eiðfaxi´s newest edition there is a story about an extrordinary incident which occurred in the summer of 1938 when two horses were transported back to Iceland after having stayed in Germany for two years.

The horses, Jarpur and Sóti, were in the possession of dr. Bruno Schweizer, who had bought the horses here two years earlier transporting them to Germany. The article explains the events leading up to the fact that dr. Schweizer transported the horses back to Iceland, as well as the reaction of this action by the public here in Iceland. In this account, many of the most prominent officials and politicians of Iceland at that time are mentioned. Finally, the prime minister at that time, Hermann Jónasson was the one who had the final say about the matter.