The Sledge Patrol by David Howarth
The story of a group of brave Danish and Norwegian hunters, who, in 1943, carried out one of the most dramatic operations of WWII. Using dogsleds to patrol a 500-mile stretch of the Greenland coast, their wartime mission was to guard against Nazi interlopers. One day a footprint was spotted on desolate Sabine Island, along with other obvious signs of the enemy. Not expecting to find the trouble they did, the three Sledge Patrol members barely escaped capture, and in the dead of the arctic night, without their coats or sled dogs, they walked 56 miles back to base.
Softcover, 240 pp.