HU4039 : The 'Shetland Bus' memorial, Scalloway

taken 5 years ago, near to Scalloway, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

The 'Shetland Bus' memorial, Scalloway
The 'Shetland Bus' memorial, Scalloway
In the early years of the war, 'Shetland Bus' trawlers were based in Scalloway and used to maintain contact with the Norwegian resistance. Weapons and agents were taken to Norway and refugees returned. Brave Norwegian seamen crewed the vessels and many were lost through enemy action.

The 'Shetland Bus' continued to operate until Norway was liberated but latterly by much better protected American gunboats.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 26 September, 2016
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Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4012 3944 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:8.2513N 1:16.7719W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 40129 39431
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