The Shetland Bus: A WWII Epic Of Courage, Endurance, and Survival

The Shetland Bus: A WWII Epic Of Courage, Endurance, and Survival

by David Howarth

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From the author of We Die Alone, The Shetland Bus recounts the hundreds of crossings of small boats from the Shetland Islands to German-occupied Norway to supply arms to the Resistors and to rescue refugees—all under constant threat by German U-boats and winter storms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493032945
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 244,573
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Howarth ran a spy ring during World War II from which this book was derived. Mr. Howarth, who died in 1991, was the author of two dozen major books of history.

Table of Contents

Foreword vi

Approximate Pronunciation of Some Proper Names vii

1 The Beginning of a Saga 1

2 Across to Norway 21

3 Air Attack 40

4 Shipwreck 49

5 Domestic Affairs 64

6 Storm 73

7 Two Skippers 84

8 Raid on Lofoten 93

9 Life at Lunna 101

10 Summer Refit 126

11 Big Game 143

12 Successes and Tragedies 174

13 Man-Hunt in Lapland 184

14 The Loss of the Bergholm 205

15 Epilogue 221

Index 231


General map showing Shetland in relation to Norway 24

Map of Möre district of Norway showing routes of several of the main operations 168

Baalsrud's escape route from Toftefjord to Sweden 194

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