Here is one of the most exciting escape narratives to emerge from the challenges and miseries of World War II. In March 1943, a team of expatriate Norwegian commandos sailed from northern England for Nazi-occupied arctic Norway to organize and supply the Norwegian resistance. But they were betrayed, and the Nazis ambushed them. Only one man survived—Jan Baalsrud. This is the incredible and gripping story of his escape.
Frostbitten, blinded by the snow, and pursed by the Nazis, Jan dragged himself forward until he reached a small village. He was near death, delirious, and a virtual cripple. But the villagers, at mortal risk to themselves, were determined to save him, and—through impossible feats—they did.
"A book that I absolutely could not put down...and one that I will never forget." —Stephen E. Ambrose
"One of the great escape stories of our time." —Chicago Sun-Times
"...a spine chiller. It may well become a legend." —Boston Post
Softcover, 208 pp.