Chance to hear a Norse saga of brave sailors

Shetland Bus memorial in Scalloway

Shetland Bus memorial in Scalloway - Credit: Archant

The Lyme Regis U3A group will have the chance to hear Kathy McNally’s talk on what she calls ‘a 20th century Norse saga of courage, determination and seamanship.’

During the World War Two occupation of Norway, small boats sailed between the Shetland Isles and Norway, in order to land agents, arms and supplies. These frail vessels became known as ‘Shetland Buses’.

With the support of British Intelligence, the Norwegians braved huge risks and incurred severe losses.

The talk is at 11am on Wednesday, July 13, in Woodmead Halls, with coffee or tea available from 10am. Entrance is free to U3A members; non-members are encouraged to make a £2 donation towards the talk.

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