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We Die Alone: A WWII Epic Of Escape And Endurance

We Die Alone: A WWII Epic Of Escape And Endurance

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.

FOREWORD

PREFACE

Chapter 1. LANDFALL

Chapter 2. THE FIGHT IN TOFTEFJORD

Chapter 3. HUNTED

Chapter 4. SEA-BOOTS IN THE SNOW

Chapter 5. THE TRAGEDY IN TROMSÖ

Chapter 6. THE AVALANCHE

Chapter 7. SNOWBLIND

Chapter 8. MARIUS

Chapter 9. THE DESERTED FARM

Chapter 10. AFTER THE STORM

Chapter 11. THE ASCENT OF REVDAL

Chapter 12. THE PLATEAU

Chapter 13. BURIED ALIVE

Chapter 14. ATTEMPT ON THE FRONTIER

Chapter 15. THE LAST DUTY

Chapter 16. THE SANDS RUN OUT

Chapter 17. REINDEER

EPILOGUE

Appendix I: Chronological Table

Appendix II: A German account of the “Brattholm” incident - Photos