The 12th Man: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance by Astrid Karlsen Scott,Tore Haug PDF

By Astrid Karlsen Scott,Tore Haug

ISBN-10: 151071863X

ISBN-13: 9781510718630

The e-book that encouraged the foreign movie of a similar name.

"I have in mind examining We Die Alone in 1970 and that i may well always remember it. Then after we went to Norway to do a docudrama, humans advised us repeatedly that definite components have been natural fiction. on account that i used to be a Norwegian that was once now not more than enough; I needed to locate the reality. I truly think we did,” writes writer Astrid Karlsen Scott.

The twelfth Man is the genuine tale of Jan Baalsrud, whose fight to flee the Gestapo and continue to exist in Nazi-occupied Norway has encouraged the overseas movie of an identical identify. In past due March 1943, in the middle of WWII, 4 Norwegian saboteurs arrived in northern Norway on a fishing cutter and set anchor in Toftefjord to set up a base for his or her operations. despite the fact that, they have been betrayed, and a German boat attacked the cutter, making a battlefield and spiraling Jan Baalsrud into the journey of his lifestyles. the single survivor and wounded, Baalsrud starts a deadly trip to freedom, swimming icy fjords, mountaineering snow-covered peaks, enduring snowstorms, and getting stuck in a titanic avalanche. being affected by snowblindness and frostbite, greater than sixty humans of the Troms District probability their lives to assist Baalsrud to freedom. Meticulously researched for greater than 5 years, Karlsen Scott and Haug bring on the reality at the back of this eye-catching, edge-of-your-seat, real-life survival story.

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