Fire and Ice: The Nazis' Scorched Earth Campaign in Norway (Paperback)

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When Hitler ordered the north of Nazi-occupied Norway to be destroyed in a scorched earth retreat in 1944, everything of potential use to the Soviet enemy was destroyed. Fifty thousand people were forcibly evacuated—thousands more fled to hide in caves in sub-zero temperatures. The author crossed northern Norway gathering scorched earth stories: of refugees starving on remote islands, fathers shot dead just days before the war ended, towns burned to the ground. With extracts from the Nuremberg trials of the generals who devastated northern Norway and modern reflections on the mental scars that have passed down generations, this is a journey into the heart of a brutal conflict set in a landscape of intense natural beauty.

About the Author

Vincent Hunt is a journalist and documentary maker who has won many awards in a 25 year career with the BBC and has worked across America, Europe, and Africa.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780750989138
ISBN-10: 0750989130
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2019
Pages: 272
Language: English