The 12th Man: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance - download pdf or read online

By Astrid Karlsen Scott,Tore Haug

The ebook that encouraged the overseas movie of a similar name.

"I take note studying We Die Alone in 1970 and that i might always remember it. Then once we went to Norway to do a docudrama, humans instructed us many times that convinced elements have been natural fiction. due to the fact that i used to be a Norwegian that used to be no longer more than enough; I needed to locate the reality. I essentially 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 live on in Nazi-occupied Norway has encouraged the foreign movie of a similar 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. although, they have been betrayed, and a German boat attacked the cutter, making a battlefield and spiraling Jan Baalsrud into the journey of his existence. the single survivor and wounded, Baalsrud starts a dangerous trip to freedom, swimming icy fjords, mountaineering snow-covered peaks, enduring snowstorms, and getting stuck in a sizeable avalanche. being affected by snowblindness and frostbite, greater than sixty humans of the Troms District chance their lives to aid Baalsrud to freedom. Meticulously researched for greater than 5 years, Karlsen Scott and Haug bring on the reality in the back of this appealing, edge-of-your-seat, real-life survival story.

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