By Richard Whitten Barnes
In April 1940 Nazi Germany makes a surprise attack on the major ports and airfields of Norway for control of the North Sea and the precious ore deposits of northern Sweden.
The attack is a stunning success, except for the Capitol city. The defense of Oslo stalls the Germans for 24 hours--enough time for the Royal Family, members of the cabinet, and the entire treasury to escape, ultimately to England.
Subsequently, Nazi aggression overruns most of Europe, looting its treasuries and treasures.
Karin Hansen, a young American fresh from a summer of barnstorming and air shows in her uncle’s biplane, has joined the British Air Transport Auxiliary--a civilian service organized to free up pilots for the war effort.
She advances from single-engine trainers to sophisticated warplanes, delivering them from factories to strategic RAF airfields.
By chance, her path crosses with that of Arne Solberg, a young Norwegian commando in the employ of the Royal Family-in-exile, who has been charged with rescuing one of Norway’s most cherished treasures from being stolen back to Nazi Germany.
MEDALLION is the story of two young lovers, and the treachery of occupied Norway. A story you won’t forget.