Название: Shetland Bus: A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival, and Adventure Автор: David Howarth Издательство: Lyons Press ISBN: 1599213214 Год: 2014 Формат: PDF Страниц: 267 Для сайта:mymirknig.ru Размер: 3,8 МБ Язык: Английский
The occupation of Western Europe and Scandinavia in the spring of 1940 crippled Britain’s ability to gather intelligence information. After the Germans invaded Norway, many Norwegians knew that small boats were constantly sailing from the Shetland Islands to land weapons, supplies, and agents and to rescue refugees. In The Shetland Bus, David Howarth, who was second in command of the Shetland base, recounts the hundreds of trips made by fishing boats in the dark of Arctic winter to resist the Nazi onslaught. For the Norwegians who remained in Norway, the Shetland Bus—as this dangerous operation became known—fortified them both physically and spiritually. Nothing but war would have made seamen attempt such dangerous journeys. Some stretched two thousand miles in length and lasted as long as three weeks in boats only fifty to seventy-five feet long.