The Shetland Bus

4.06 avg rating
( 266 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781898852421: The Shetland Bus

From the author of We Die Alone, The Shetland Bus recounts the hundreds of crossings of small boats from the Shetland Islands to German-occupied Norway to supply arms to the Resistors and to rescue refugees—all under constant threat by German U-boats and winter storms.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

The occupation of Western Europe and Scandinavia in the spring of 1940 crippled Britain's ability to gather intelligence information. After the Germans invaded Norway, many Norwegians knew that small boats were constantly sailing from the Shetland Islands to land weapons, supplies, and agents and to rescue refugees. In The Shetland Bus, David Howarth, who was second in command of the Shetland base, recounts the hundreds of trips made by fishing boats in the dark of Arctic winter to resist the Nazi onslaught. For the Norwegians who remained in Norway, the Shetland Bus―as this dangerous operation became known―fortified them both physically and spiritually. Nothing but war would have made seamen attempt such dangerous journeys. Some stretched two thousand miles in length and lasted as long as three weeks in boats only fifty to seventy-five feet long. Fishing boats crossing the North Sea were sometimes attacked and sunk in minutes, hundreds of miles from a friendly ship or shore. Their crews had no hope of being saved. But to “take the Shetland Bus” meant escape when capture became the only other option. The Shetland Bus is the amazing true-life account of storms, attacks, danger, and the heroic efforts of brave men.

About the Author:

David Howarth ran a spy ring during World War II from which this book was derived. Mr. Howarth, who died in 1991, was the author of two dozen major books of history.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David J. Howarth
Published by SHETLAND TIMES LTD, United Kingdom (1998)
ISBN 10: 1898852421 ISBN 13: 9781898852421
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SHETLAND TIMES LTD, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Bookseller Inventory # BKS9781898852421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

David J. Howarth
Published by SHETLAND TIMES LTD, United Kingdom (1998)
ISBN 10: 1898852421 ISBN 13: 9781898852421
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SHETLAND TIMES LTD, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Bookseller Inventory # BKS9781898852421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

David J. Howarth
Published by Shetland Times Ltd (1998)
ISBN 10: 1898852421 ISBN 13: 9781898852421
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Shetland Times Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1898852421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

David Howarth
Published by SHETLAND TIMES LTD (1998)
ISBN 10: 1898852421 ISBN 13: 9781898852421
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Media Mall
(Fyshwick, ACT, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SHETLAND TIMES LTD, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-80228929

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.90
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Howarth, David J.
Published by Shetland Times Ltd (1998)
ISBN 10: 1898852421 ISBN 13: 9781898852421
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Shetland Times Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111898852421

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Howarth, David J.
Published by Shetland Times Ltd
ISBN 10: 1898852421 ISBN 13: 9781898852421
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Shetland Times Ltd. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1898852421 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0808070

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds