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

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

by David Howarth
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The Sledge Patrol: A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival, and Victory 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Proving that truth is stranger than fiction, Sledge Patrol tells the story of ordinary men accomplishing unbelievable feats under extreme physical conditions and bizarre political circumstances during WWII. Living year-round in the Arctic desolation of eastern Greenland, seven men surreptitiously radioed crucial weather data to the Allies and patrolled the extensive coastline for a Nazi landing. When the Germans arrive, the conflict begins. The book is exciting and inspiring, with moments that are both touching and funny. One of the highlights of the book is how the unarmed and unaggressive band of Danes, Norwegians and Eskimos can outlast and outdistance the better provisioned Germans who aren¿t prepared for life, let alone combat, in the frozen north. Although soon to be reissued, Sledge Patrol was originally published in 1957. At that time, the author was able to get to know the parties involved, both Allied and German, adding dimension to the characters and realism to the story. I loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasn't sure about this one based on the description, but once I started I couldn't put it down. Great WWII story of survival.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being one of the few who have been travelling arond the coastline of northeast greenland with sleddogs for the SIRIUS patrol in many years, and been where the history took place, I can only say that D. Howarth has written a very fine book, including every detail, about how it was to live back then as a hunter and a musher, in one of the most remote and cold places on earth. The danish SIRIUS Patrol is very proud of the heroisem, our fellow patrolmembers were showing back then. FOR PEOPLE WHO WANTS TO READ ABOUT SURVIVING IN THE ARCTIC, READ THIS BOOK.