We Die Alone

We Die Alone

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In March 1943 a team of expatriate Norwegian commandos sailed from the Shetland Islands - the most northerly part of Britain - for Nazi-occupied Norway.Their mission was to organise and support the Norwegian resistance. They were betrayed and only one man survived the ambush by the Nazis. Crippled by frostbite and snow-blind, hunted by the Nazis, Jan Baalstrud managed to find a tiny arctic village. There - delirious, near death - he found villagers willing to risk their own lives to save him. David Howarth narrates his incredible escape in this gripping tale of courage and the resilience of the human spirit.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 205g
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 16pp B&W photos
  • 1847678459
  • 9781847678454
  • 22,657

Review quote

'We Die Alone fills one with humble admiration for the stubborn courage of a man who refused to die under circumstances that would have killed ninety-nine men out of a hundred.' New York Times

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About David Howarth

During World War II David Howarth ran a spy ring from which both this volume and his previous best-seller - The Shetland Bus - derive. Mr Howarth, who died in 1991, was the author of two dozen major history books.

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