SLEDGE PATROL Author:David Howarth Greenland 1943: Here, across one of the most desolate regions of earth, a handful of brave Danish and Norwegian hunters carried out one of the most dramatic operations of WWII. Cut off from the rest of the world except for a radio, their wartime assignment was to patrol a stark 500-miloe stretch of coast and to protect Greenland's weather stat... more »ions from German invasion. So vast and barren are these snowbound lands that, unknown to them, a German weather-reporting station had at this time been operating for 6 months.
The shocking realization came on March 11, 1943, when one of the men, to his amazement, found a human footprint in the snow-the print of the enemy.
The invaders were numerically superior and better equipped; nothing stood between them and conquest but seven men armed only with hunting rifles.« less