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The Sledge Patrol: A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival, and Victory: A WW II Epic of Escape, Survival, and Victory [Kindle Edition]

David Howarth
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Gripping true tale how of men who patrolled by dogsleds a stark 500-mile stretch of Greenland fought capture or death by outwitting and outlasting the Nazis.

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"An amazing tale of perilous adventure ... vibrant with life and fear and the sense of momentous events in the making." -Chicago Tribune "Simply and honestly written; it conveys the true spell of the Arctic ... Spellbinding-Kirkus Reviews "[A] chronicle of war action and tense adventure ... Mr. Howarth writes about the Far North with a sure appreciation of its harmony and beauty ... The Sledge Patrol is the story of one of the great adventures of World War II."

About the Author

David Howarth served as a British naval officer during World War II, running the Norwegian-mannered spy ring whose name became the title of his first best-selling book. The author of two dozen majoy works of history, including We Die Alone and The Shetland Bus, also available from The Lyons Press, he died in 1991.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2213 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st edition (25 Jun. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #307,764 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An epic story of warfare and endurance 3 Feb. 2008
By Tom
This is a reprint of a classic tale published in the 1950's about a small community in Greenland that became caught up in the treachery and secret intrigue of the early period in WW2.

The naval requirement for accurate weather reports from small manned recording stations across the North Atlantic, and the strategic implications of transmitting uncoded reports from weather stations in Greenland, precipitated a campaign of fear and guerilla type warfare in the icy wastes of Greenlands western Fjordland.

Whether the tale written by Alastair Maclean fictional " Ice station Zebra" owes its inspiration to this story is an open question. But as an example of how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when patriotism spurs their conscience, the Story of the Sledge patrol is among the very best.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Winter war in Greenland 28 Mar. 2010
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This is a small tale from the edge of the war zone. But the impact on the lives involved is as dramatic as any other. War comes to Greenland but the biggest danger is the place its self. Written some time ago now when the people were still around to share their story it is a very sensative telling of the conflict. The loaction is very well discribed so you can understand why war here is so differant from a muddy field in France.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Sledge patrol 19 Nov. 2010
Thoroughly enjoyable, gripping & informative read. Recommended by a friend who also recommended "We Die Alone"....see next review! Was read by my husband who is a reluctant reader, but he couldn't put it down.
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Brilliant story about events I had no knowledge of. Written at a time when the war was still very fresh in peoples minds, but written in a very balanced manner
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5.0 out of 5 stars probably better than actually going there 12 Aug. 2014
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Takes you to a very cold place, feel you have been to Greenland after reading this, probably better than actually going there.
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