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The.Tyke
04-16-2006, 05:26 AM
We Die Alone: A World War Two Epic of Escape and Endurance.

In March 1943 a team of expatriate Norwegian commandos sailed from the Shetland Islands for Nazi-occupied Norway. Their mission was to organise and support the Norwegian resistance. They were betrayed. And only one man survived a terrifying ambush by Nazi soldiers. This is the incredible and gripping story of his escape. Crippled by frostbite and snow-blind, hunted by the Germans, Jan Baalsrud, the sole survivor, managed to find a tiny Arctic village. There, delirious and close to death, he found villagers willing to risk their lives to save him. We Die Alone is his incredible story - an incomparable epic of survival in the most hostile conditions.

This is the most amazing survival book I've ever read. How can anybody survive those conditions ? Imagine cutting off your own frostbitten toes with only a rusty penknife !

The.Tyke
04-16-2006, 05:26 AM
We Die Alone: A World War Two Epic of Escape and Endurance.

In March 1943 a team of expatriate Norwegian commandos sailed from the Shetland Islands for Nazi-occupied Norway. Their mission was to organise and support the Norwegian resistance. They were betrayed. And only one man survived a terrifying ambush by Nazi soldiers. This is the incredible and gripping story of his escape. Crippled by frostbite and snow-blind, hunted by the Germans, Jan Baalsrud, the sole survivor, managed to find a tiny Arctic village. There, delirious and close to death, he found villagers willing to risk their lives to save him. We Die Alone is his incredible story - an incomparable epic of survival in the most hostile conditions.

This is the most amazing survival book I've ever read. How can anybody survive those conditions ? Imagine cutting off your own frostbitten toes with only a rusty penknife !

HotelBushranger
04-16-2006, 07:19 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif That is amazing. Like that rockclimber a coupla years ago, a boulder crushed his arm and he had to cut it off with a knife. But keeping OT, thanks for posting, sounds like a good read http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif