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CLIP 7807

What caused the Irish famine?

What caused the Irish famine?
Key Info
  • What caused the Irish famine?
  • Duration: 02:27
  • An introduction to the 1845 potato blight that swept Ireland, causing the worst famine Europe had ever experienced. The population and landscape were decimated.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: famine, blight, 1845 potato blight, fungus, decimated
Ideas for use in class
  • When studying the Irish Famine, this clip would be helpful to give an overview of the situation, focussing on the impact on the population.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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