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5.0 out of 5 stars An epic story of warfare and endurance, 3 Feb 2008
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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
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting book, 20 May 2014
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but got a bit repetitive towards the end but its a true story ,,,thats what happened in greenland during the war
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4.0 out of 5 stars The sledge Patrol, 13 May 2013
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if you are into quirky WW2 stories this fits the bill, the book is well written and definitely worth a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle book, 2 Jan 2013
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Amazing how people live and survive in such conditions. Brilliant read and very moving. Well written and very easy reading.
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