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Hometown talk on Saturday as ‘Fire and Ice’ takes a break for Christmas

History Press author Vincent Hunt gives his final talk of the year this Saturday December 12th on the scorched earth destruction of Norway, telling stories from his book ‘Fire and Ice: the Nazis’ scorched earth campaign in Norway’ (ISBN: 9780750958073) … Continue reading

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Horror of Karl Arp cargo ship journey for 1,800 refugees remembered as ‘Fire and Ice’ US tour winds up in Washington

The final stop in my ‘Fire and Ice’ tour of Norwegian America was just outside Washington DC, in the town of Fairfax, Virginia, where the local branch of the Sons of Norway group are based. They have their headquarters in … Continue reading

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Tears still being shed for Guri the horse; refugees sing as they sail past their burning homes, the pain still felt today

When I was in Norway researching for my scorched earth book ‘Fire and Ice’ I knew how powerful the stories were, but it’s surprising how a little distance and a different audience can make a writer realise the depth of … Continue reading

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On first night of US-Norway book tour tales of Finnmark kids, ammunition and Gestapo men begging for mercy

I have taken my stories of the scorched earth destruction of wartime Finnmark and the far north of Norway on the road during the past few weeks: opening a literary festival in Merseyside at the beginning of the month and … Continue reading

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‘Fire and Ice’ US speaking tour takes shape with New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC talks

Award-winning British journalist Vince Hunt will be giving a series of talks in the USA later this month on the writing of his book about the scorched earth destruction of Finnmark in World War Two. The writing of ‘Fire and … Continue reading

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Inside stories from my Norway scorched earth history book ‘Fire and Ice’ in Manchester this weekend

My book tour of northern England and the East Coast of the USA rolls into Manchester this weekend. On Saturday October 17 I’ll be telling stories about the destruction and forced evacuation of northern Norway by the Nazis in 1944 … Continue reading

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‘Fire and Ice’ ready for Wirral Bookfest with Manchester and Washington DC dates in the diary – and discount voucher news too

The final preparations are being made for Wirral Bookfest, a celebration of all things literary in NW England. I’ll be the opening speaker on the afternoon of Saturday October 10th talking about ‘Fire and Ice – the Nazis’ scorched earth … Continue reading

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