The Shetland Bus, D Howarth
The Shetland Bus
The Story of the Special Norwegian Naval unit based in Scotland.
The heroes of the book are Norwegian sailors, fishermen and merchant seamen who had escaped to Shetland after the invasion of Norway by Germany in 1940. Their object was to land men and cargo in Norway for the Norwegian Underground and to rescue refugees and carry them to Britain. Some of the journeys were 2000 miles long and lasted three weeks and all of them made in the depth of the sub-Arctic winter in fishing boats 50 to 70 feet long, sailing alone between Norway and Shetland in some of the stormiest seas of the world.
A vivid and gripping real-life story.
Hardback with dust jacket in protective cellophane cover.
Dust jacket creased and torn with pieces missing especially at the top front edge and the top and bottom of the spine. Very slight mottling to the endpapers and outside edges of some of the pages. Otherwise in good condition.
Black and white photos
150 mm x 223 mm (6 in x 8.75 in)
1951?, Thomas Nelson & Sons, London
1 in stock
|Dimensions||32 × 24 × 3 cm|