Hitler's Nazis as well as the Allies knew that Greenland's white expanse was a virtual weather factory that played a key role in the day-to-day weather of the North Atlantic shipping lanes and the battlefields of western Europe. Ironically, few people today even realize that American troops were stationed in Greenland during World War II or what obscure role these troops playedHe knew the best way to rig a sledge, handle dogs, repair a harness, pitch a tent, maintain a primus stove, prepare trail food, ... It contained skis, snowshoes, ice axes, ropes, leather thongs, sledge parts, tents, sleeping bags, caribou hides (for ... We shared a Viking heritage and often played chess together (he seldom lost).
|Title||:||Greenland's Icy Fury|
|Author||:||Wallace R. Hansen|
|Publisher||:||Texas A&M University Press - 1994|