The Shetland Bus by David Howarth soon to be presented for sale on the impressive BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Lerwick: The Shetland Times, 2005, Paperback.
A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: Dark winters provided the perfect cover for missions to occupied Norway during the Second World War, and the closest base was from Britains most northerly group of islands, Shetland. Most Norwegians knew about the Shetland Bus, which did not go overland, but across the North Sea, taking supplies and saboteurs into the fjords under the noses of the Germans, and taking refugees to safety on the return journey journeys in small fishing boats which covered thousands of miles, testing the skills of the Norwegian seamen who risked their lives in hurricanes, fog and darkness to make the crossing.
David Howarth was a junior naval officer who helped set up and operate the base. His story is of successes and failures, and the courage, skill and adventurous spirit of the men who risked their lives on the Shetland Bus.
Introduction by: Kjell Colding
Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Leans. A slight warp to the text block. Text complete, clean and tight.
[X] 170 pages. Index. 8¼” x 5¾”.