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The Shetland bus

David Howarth

The Shetland bus

by David Howarth

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  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Fontana in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Norway.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid Howarth.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD779.N6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination253p.,(4)p. of plates :
    Number of Pages253
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14875940M
    ISBN 100006133916
    OCLC/WorldCa16229625

    The Shetland bus was the name given to a clandestine special operations group that made a permanent link between Shetland, Scotland, and German-occupied mid until the end of the war it operated a number of vessels, mostly Norwegian fishing boats. The Shetland Bus was initially based in Lunna and Flemington (now known as Kergord) but in the main operation was moved to the more central location of Scalloway, with better communications, more social life for the Bus men and crucially, a purpose-built slipway for repair of the battered boats at Moore’s shipyard.

    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.4/5(1). Ann Cleeves began her Shetland Island series in with Raven Black. Originally intended as a quartet, the series has continued on and is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Ann Cleeves’ Shetland Island books in order of when they were first published (which is the same as their chronological order): Publication Order of Shetland Island Books.

    Book, The Shetland Bus, by David Howarth. Readers, I recently bought the book. The Shetland Bus. It is a story of WW11 and of Norwegian fishermen who ply the North sea in winter between the Shetland Isle of northern Scotland aand many parts on the Norwegian coast.5/5(1). The Shetland Bus A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival, and Adventure (Book): Howarth, David Armine: 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.


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The author was an officer who helped organize and operate the Shetland Bus, which was the British supply organization for the Norwegian underground. A lot of interesting detail of the workings of the organization, their problems, deaths, and later by: 1.

The author was an officer who helped organize and operate the Shetland Bus, which was the British supply organization for the Norwegian underground.

A lot of interesting detail of the workings of the organization, their problems, deaths, /5(). The Shetland Bus is not about buses in a conventional sense - it is a term used for the fishing vessels and their crews, sailing between Shetland and Norway during World War 2.

Having visited Shetland during the month of January, to witness Up Helly Aa, I have some small experience of getting to the islands by sea/5. Shetland Bus: A Wwii Epic Of Escape, Survival, And Adventure by Howarth, David and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Welcome to what is thought to be the only website specifically commemorating what became known as 'The Shetland Bus', a Shetland based boat operation to and from Norway, that took place during the Second World War ( - ).

This website is dedicated to all those who gave of their lives in the extremely hazardous boat trips between Shetland and Norway, to. (Subject: World War II - Western Europe) The author was second in command of the Shetland base for the small boats, collectively known as 'The Shetland Bus', which maintained the WWII escape and supply route from occupied Norway.

The author was second in command of the Shetland base for the small boats, collectively known as 'The Shetland Bus', which maintained the WWII escape and supply route from occupied Norway. This is his tribute to the bravery of the Norwegian sailors who manned the boats for the dangerous crossing.

From London he came back to Lunna, in Shetland. His first trip was with Leif Larsen on board the ARTHUR. The story of that trip, in one of the worst storms for 70 years, is told by David Howarth in his book 'The Shetland Bus'.

Kåre stayed with Larsen for the remainder of. The author was an officer who helped organize and operate the Shetland Bus, which was the British supply organization for the Norwegian underground. A lot of interesting detail of the workings of the organization, their problems, deaths, and later solutions/5().

The "Shetland Bus" was the nickname given to the Norwegian fishing fleet, which was used to shuttle refugees secretly to freedom and bring supplies and intelligence to the Allied forces. Howarth, a British naval officer, was among the leaders of the Shetland Bus operation, so this history is based on firsthand experience/5(3).

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FREE Shipping on $35 Due to COVID, orders may be : Globe Pequot Press. The Shetland Bus is a stand-out example of a World War II memoir penned shortly after the events by one of the participants. Unlike many such memoirs, Howarth himself plays the role of a supporting character, rather than leading man, but it is this humility and self-effacement that built the trust of the Norwegian irregulars who are the main subject of the book Cited by: 1.

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 served as a British naval officer during World War II, running the Norwegian-mannered spy ring whose name became the title of his first best-selling book/5().

Buy The Shetland Bus: A WWII Epic Of Courage, Endurance, and Survival Reprint by Howarth, David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). The Shetland Bus by David J. Howarth,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().

A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival, and Adventure. Author: David Howarth; Publisher: Lyons Press ISBN: Category: History Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» 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.

However her book ‘Shetland’ focuses on the author’s experience of the islands; meeting the people, celebrating the landscape, wildlife and heritage.

The photography throughout is excellent too. The Shetland Bus by David J. Howarth and Kjell Colding. Find out the full story about the daring Shetland Bus operation. Books similar to The Shetland Bus The Shetland Bus.

by David Howarth. avg. rating Ratings. A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival and Adventure. The occupation of Western Europe and Scandinavia in the spring of crippled Britain's ability to. The Shetland Bus: A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival, and Adventure.

User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Released in andrespectively, these titles offer little-known chapters in the history of World War II. Sledge Patrol tells how a handful of Danes and Norwegians on dog sleds patrolled a 4/5(1). The “Shetland Bus” was the nickname given to the Norwegian fishing fleet, which was used to shuttle refugees secretly to freedom and bring supplies and intelligence to the Allied forces.

Howarth, a British naval officer, was among the leaders of the Shetland Bus operation, so this history is based on firsthand experience. Malakoff & Moore’s Slip, Scalloway, Shetland.

Built in World War II to service MTBs that went between Shetland and Norway, this slip was one of the links in the Shetland Bus. Now it is used for servicing fishing boats and salmon farm vessels. Photo courtesy of John Dally / Malakoff & Moore’s Slip, Scalloway, Shetland / CC BY-SA Additional Physical Format: Online version: Howarth, David Armine, Shetland bus.

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