DEFIANT COURAGE: Norway's Longest WWII Escape, a True Story.
Edition: 3rd printing.
Seattle: Nordic Adventures, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover - "In late March of 1943, four commandos arrive in northern Norway with a mission of establishing a base for sabotage operations. Before they can unload their cutter, they are betrayed, as a German Schnell boat arrives and turns the quiet fjord into a battle zone. Only one man, Jan Baalsrud, surrvives the attack. Wounded, the dauntless soldier swims icy fjord waters, climbs snow-laden granite peaks, endures violent snowstorms and is hurled off a mountain by an avalanche. Fleeing the Gestapo and battling the harsh Arctic cold, Jan suffers snowblindness and frostbite. The people of northern Norway's Troms district step forward to assist Jan. Selflessly defying Nazi dictates, more than sixty people risk their lives to help the fugitive commando." Dr. Haug, one of the co-authors of this book, was a cousin of Jan Baalsrud. INSCRIBED by Astrid Karlsen Scott on title page. Photographs, 10 maps showing the escape route, sources. 366 pp. ISBN: 0-963433989.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.