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Does anybody know the name of the Norwegian Survival Expert and writer that was mentioned in this series?
The Norwegian soldiers got a lot of their knowledge from this person who was said to have lived amongst native people.
Helge Ingstad (1899-2001) - the book mentioned is called "Pelsjegerliv" (1931) and is a good read. Dunno if it's available in English.
He lived for four years as a trapper in Canada in the late 1920's, did an expedition in 1936-37 in the Sierra Madre mountains looking for the lost tribe of Geronimo. Also lived in Canada, spent the winter 1949-50 with the Nunamiut eskimo in northern Canada.
He and his wife (archaeoligist dr. philos. Anne Stine Ingstad) were the people who led the excavation that gave proof that the vikings came to America about 500 years before Columbus (excavation of viking homesteads at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Northern Canada).
- Gerd -
Just the information I was looking for! :biggthump
.. And I might as well share a search result:
More info in English, including a list of publications and books:
I wanted to know that too!
Do either of you know if there are videos of the heroes of telemark available - perhaps you have videoed them yourselves?
Any news on repeats?
They were available from woodlore (www.raymears.com) but they seem to be out of stock.... give em a ring and they'll tell you when they are back in.... or else try ebay.... they come up quite often on there.
Does anyone know why I cannot find the real heroes of telemark on DVD anywhere? I'm sure it was being sold before, I wish I'd bought it at the time. Any pointers towards getting a copy would be greatly appreciated.
It has been on a couple of cable channels recently, but not taped it sorry.If I see it on again I will give a heads up.