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War Below Zero: The Battle for Greenland

War Below Zero: The Battle for Greenland

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{detailed description}War below zero is secret war, waged in semidarkness north of the Arctic Circle on a battlefield perpetually locked under ten thousand feet of solid ice. It is fought on the Arctic's terms.
From Greenland flow winds and currents that set up the storm fronts for the North Atlantic and the Continent. The success of our bombing raids depends on long-range forecasts from the Arctic. In the summer of 1941, an expedition led by Colonel Bernt Balchen, veteran flier and explorer, sailed under secret orders for Greenland. Their mission was to establish the northernmost American air base in the world. They discovered that the Germans already had a weather station there in daily communication with Berlin. This station Colonel Balchen's men destroyed, May 25, 1943.
On November 9, 1942, a Flying Fortress being ferried to England crashed on the Greenland Ice Cap. Nine men were stranded In the snow desert without preparation or equipment. The last of them were finally saved five months later. Colonel Balchen was among their rescuers.
War Below Zero is a record of sacrifice, suffering, endurance and good-fellowship, an Arctic adventure that ranks with the best.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Colonel Bernt Balchen, Major Corey Ford and Major Oliver Lafarge
published by George Allen and Unwin 1945 1st edn. 127pp illustrated, maps to end papers
{condition}good in worn d/j
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