Defiant Courage



Defiant Courage 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 This is the story of his perilous journey to freedom 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 Though he possesses raw courage and an iron will, they are not enough to deliver him all the way to neutral Sweden and safety The people of northern Norway s Troms district step forward to assist Jan Selflessly defying Nazi dictates, than sixty people risk their lives to help the fugitive commando Flee New Download [ Defiant Courage ] By [ Astrid Karlsen Scott ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 366 pages
  • Defiant Courage
  • Astrid Karlsen Scott
  • English
  • 11 September 2018
  • 0963433989

10 thoughts on “Defiant Courage

  1. Rachel says:

    This is a true story written by a friend from church It was very well written and readable It was both tragic and inspiring I love hearing stories of courage and people who will do the right thing no matter the consequences It causes me to stop and ponder what was it that gav...

  2. John says:

    An interesting story of individual survival and the courage of the Norwegians resistance to the Nazi occupiers A bit tedious repetitive at times and hard to follow the escape route as it is described The maps in the kindle edition are not that helpful.

  3. Candace Simar says:

    really enjoyed this true story about the Norwegian resistance during WW2 A must read for anyone interested in this subject.

  4. Nathan Albright says:

    When I started this story, I realized that I was already familiar with this story from my previous experience reading and watching the movie based on it 1 Even so, although most of the story was familiar, this is a compelling story and it is worth reading from a different perspective, in this case largely from the point of view of the patriotic Norwegians who helped the desperately injured Jan Baalsrud escape from certain death at the hands of the Gestapo If you want to read a story about When I started this story, I realized that I was already familiar with this story from my previous experience reading and watching the movie based on it 1 Even so, although most of the story was familiar, this is a compelling story and it is worth reading from a different perspective, in this case largely from the point of view of the patriotic Norwegians who helped the desperately injured Jan Baalsrud escape from certain death at the hands of the Gestapo If you want to read a story about Norway s experience in World War II 2 and how a large group of people joined together to help someone in need and thumb their nose despite the extreme dangers to themselves at the Germans and their quislings, this book will certainly be worth your time It is written in an intriguing style and atthan 300 pages it is not as fast a read as many contemporary books are Even so, it is still a read full of pathos as well as an obvious and open admiration for the p...

  5. A Steven Bouchard says:

    Just outstanding The real heros.5 stars for lack of higher number of stars Just an excellent read I have read many WW II books and holocaust books This book revealed to me the really true heros of WW II that were just people in Nazi fascist controlled areas Whatever happened to those citizens of any country that fought with the underground and suffered so much than generals, colonels and majors Who really made a difference and should have been recognized above and beyond those that were t Just outstanding The real heros.5...

  6. Linda Marquardt says:

    Very interesting and almost unfathomable story of which little is known It showed the resilience of the human spirit to survive and points out the courage and compassion of those who helped their fellow countryman find his way to freedom I really like the s...

  7. Gaye says:

    Amazing Story of EscapeAnd of wonderful Norwegian families who helped Jan Baalsrud He escaped the Germans with the help of so many good people who risked their lives to help him in unbelievable bad conditions in the Arctic The...

  8. Issi says:

    A tremendous factual story of courage in the face of adversity set in Norway during WWII.

  9. Linda says:

    An amazing story of escape and endurance One person survived the bombing of their ship in a fjord in northern Norway by the Germans in WWII The authors interviewed the people who helped him along the way and did lots of research to find the true story Maps showing his path of escape are included.

  10. Peggy says:

    Excitement throughout I could hardly put this book down, wondering what would happen next Seldom have I heard stories of Norway occupied by Nazi s during WWII the persistence and courage of the main character, Jan, and the Norwegian resistance fighters m...

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