National Geographic : 1945 Nov
628 The National Geographic Magazine I'. S. Army Signal (Corps, Ollicial "Boys, This Is a ." The Yank Can't Find a Word for Jeep in His Norway Guide Norwegianl Oflicial Refugees from a Slave Hunt Await Rescue on an Island 275 Miles above the Arctic Circle As the Russians invaded Finnmark, Norway's northern province, retreating Germans ordered the deporta tion of 61,000 citizens. Some who fled were hunted down with dogs and shot. Here on Sorbya, 500 survived starvation, exposure, and the manhunt until March, 1945, when four British destroyers evacuated them. An 85-year-old woman skied to the rendezvous; the youngest refugee was 10 days old. These women lived in the earth house (background); others endured the winter in snow huts. Many were in rags (page 631).