The Sledge Patrol: A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival, and Victory
  • The Sledge Patrol: A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival, and Victory
  • The Sledge Patrol: A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival, and Victory

The Sledge Patrol: A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival, and Victory

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by David Howarth
     
 

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Gripping true tale how of men who patrolled by dogsleds a stark 500-mile stretch of Greenland fought capture or death by outwitting and outlasting the Nazis.
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Gripping true tale how of men who patrolled by dogsleds a stark 500-mile stretch of Greenland fought capture or death by outwitting and outlasting the Nazis.

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“An amazing tale of perilous adventure . . . vibrant with life and fear and the sense of momentous events in the making.” –Chicago Tribune “Simply and honestly written; it conveys the true spell of the Arctic . . . Spellbinding–Kirkus Reviews “[A] chronicle of war action and tense adventure . . . Mr. Howarth writes about the Far North with a sure appreciation of its harmony and beauty . . . The Sledge Patrol is the story of one of the great adventures of World War II.”
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Released in 1951 and 1957, respectively, these titles offer little-known chapters in the history of World War II. Sledge Patrol tells how a handful of Danes and Norwegians on dog sleds patrolled a 500-mile perimeter of the Greenland coast to keep watch for Nazi invaders. When the day came, the men eluded the Germans using their hunting skills and knowledge of the Arctic terrain and managed to get back to base by walking the 56 miles without any equipment in some cases not even coats to bring word of the German presence. The "Shetland Bus" was the nickname given to the Norwegian fishing fleet, which was used to shuttle refugees secretly to freedom and bring supplies and intelligence to the Allied forces. Howarth, a British naval officer, was among the leaders of the Shetland Bus operation, so this history is based on firsthand experience. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599213224
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/25/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
282,856
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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