We Die Alone

Author: David Howarth

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781493023455

Category: History

Page: 224

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We Die Alone recounts one of the most exciting escape stories to emerge from the challenges and miseries of World War II. In March 1943, a team of expatriate Norwegian commandos sailed from northern England for Nazi-occupied arctic Norway to organize and supply the Norwegian resistance. But they were betrayed and the Nazis ambushed them. Only one man survived--Jan Baalsrud. This is the incredible and gripping story of his escape.Frostbitten and snowblind, pursued by the Nazis, he dragged himself on until he reached a small arctic village. He was near death, delirious, and a virtual cripple. But the villagers, at mortal risk to themselves, were determined to save him, and--through impossible feats--they did.We Die Alone is an astonishing true story of heroism and endurance. Like Slavomir Rawicz's The Long Walk, it is also an unforgettable portrait of the determination of the human spirit.

We Die Alone

Author: David Howarth

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847677592

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 7979


In March 1943 a team of expatriate Norwegian commandos sailed from the most northerly part of Britain for Nazi-occupied Norway. Their mission was to organise and support the Norwegian resistance. They were betrayed, and only one man survived the ambush by the Nazis. Crippled by frostbite, snow-blind and hunted by the Nazis, Jan Baalstrud managed to find a tiny arctic village. There - delirious, near death - he found villagers willing to risk their own lives to save him. David Howarth narrates his incredible escape in this gripping tale of courage and the resilience of the human spirit.

Summary of David Howarth's We Die Alone

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669399729

Category: History

Page: 33

View: 2371


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The fishing-boat that landed on the Norwegian coast on the 29th of March, 1943, was carrying twelve men. Eight of them were the crew of the fishing-boat, who had sailed it safely across a thousand miles of ocean No-man’s-land. #2 In 1943, the Norwegian coast was of extreme importance to the Germans. The Allied convoys that traveled to the Russian arctic ports passed through this narrow strip of open sea between Norway and the arctic ice. #3 The expedition to northern Norway had a possible importance out of all proportion to the size of the expedition. It was hoped that the four men who were to be landed would be able to put the air base at Bardufoss out of action long enough for a convoy to have a chance of getting through undetected. #4 The passengers were as varied in experience and background as any four Norwegians could have been. Their leader was a man in his middle forties named Sigurd Eskeland. He had emigrated to South America at age 20, and spent most of his adult life in the back of beyond in Argentina running a fur farm.

We Die Alone

Author: David Howarth

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847678459

Category: Escapes

Page: 257

View: 9296


"First published in the Great Britain in 2002 by Canongate Books."

No One Has to Die Alone

Author: Lani Leary

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451665008

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 8580


Caring for a terminally ill loved one can be the single biggest challenge of your life. Drawing from her experience sitting with over 500 people as they died and caring for her own terminally ill father, Dr. Lani Leary gently guides caregivers, family, and friends through the difficult transitions of illness, death, and bereavement. No One Has to Die Alone offers the practical skills, vocabulary, and insights needed to truly address the needs of a dying loved one while caring for yourself through the process. Dr. Leary shows both patient and caregiver how to rise above feelings of fear and isolation to find peace and meaning in each person’s unique end-of-life experience. Whether used as a reference book to address a particular challenge or read from start to finish, this is a must-read for anyone facing death or the loss of a loved one. You’ll learn: • how to listen to and support a loved one’s needs; • what to expect as a loved one declines and the different grieving processes and tasks; • the key to supporting a grieving child; • what resources are available for patients and caregivers; • the lessons of near-death experiences and the value of after-death communications.

Theories of Personality

Author: David Lester

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781560323501

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

View: 4674


First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Wisdom for the Soul

Author: Larry Chang

Publisher: Gnosophia Publishers

ISBN: 0977339106

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 817

View: 4509


There's a fresh take on an old standby, the book of quotations. The difference with Wisdom for the Soul is in the selection and organization of the quotations. Each has been chosen for its universal application and poetic quality, grouped into one of 220 themes. While the usual subjects, are represented, the collection encompasses newer psychological territory such as Actualization, Avoidance/Denial, Chaos/Uncertainty, Polarity, Synergy, Unconscious, and more. Although the primary aim of the collection is self-help for the individual, with extensive cross-references to factors that foster or deter growth and well-being, the material will appeal to the quotation collector, speech-writer, and the general reader.