The Shetland Bus (Streamline Books)

4.07 avg rating
( 243 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780175552665: The Shetland Bus (Streamline Books)

In 1943, a group of brave Danish and Norwegian hunters carried out one of the most dramatic operations of World War II. Using dogsleds to patrol a stark 500-mile stretch of the Greenland coast, their wartime mission was to guard against Nazi interlopers - an unlikely scenario given the cruel climate. But one day, a footprint was spotted on desolate Sabine Island, along with other obvious signs of the enemy. Not expecting to find the trouble they did, the three Sledge Patrol members escaped to the nearest hunting hut only to have the Germans pursue on foot. In the dead of the Arctic night, the men escaped capture at the last instant and, without their coats or sled dogs, walked fifty-six miles to get back to base. While the Sledge Patrol had only hunting rifles, resilience and their knowledge of outdoor survival, the Germans were armed with machine guns and grenades and greatly outnumbered them.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"A vivid firsthand narrative of the sinking of the vessel by a sperm whale."--"New York Times Book Review"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Howarth, David J.
Published by Cengage Learning Australia
ISBN 10: 0175552665 ISBN 13: 9780175552665
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Wonder Book
(Frederick, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cengage Learning Australia. Book Condition: Fair. Acceptable condition. Owner's name inside. Reading copy only. Bookseller Inventory # R14C-01673

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
4.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Howarth, David J.
ISBN 10: 0175552665 ISBN 13: 9780175552665
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005460783

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
1
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Howarth, David J.
ISBN 10: 0175552665 ISBN 13: 9780175552665
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
medimops
(Berlin, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: good. 503 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00175552665-G

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
4.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.97
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds