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5.0 out of 5 stars
Extraordinary tale of human endurance, 9 Jan. 2000
Having operated in the region in winter myself,the story of this incredible Norwegian, who having landed on the North Nowegian coast by fishing boat from Shetland, was then to undertake a perilous journey over the mountains and fjords to safety in Sweden. Hunted by the Germans occupying his native country, the story of Jan Balstrud, as told by David Howarth, demonstrates the ability of the mind to conquer the body in appaling conditions and with little or no equipment. I could not put the book down.