Date & Time

Thursday, January 23, 2020

5:30 pm Registration | 6:00 pm Screening

Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco


This event is presented by Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation and Royal Norwegian Consulate General in San Francisco

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The 12th Man, based on the true and dramatic story of Jan Baalsrud’s escape from the Nazis during World War II.
12 Norwegian resistance fighters board a fishing boat with eight tons of TNT and cross the North Sea to sabotage Nazi military facilities. The mission gets into trouble soon after reaching Norway, where their local contact is long dead and their identity is compromised by a Nazi sympathizer.  Eleven of the resistance fighters are rounded up by the Germans on the beach. One is shot on the spot, and 10 are captured.
The 12th resistance fighter, Jan Baalsrud, manages to escape by hiding and swimming across the fjord, in sub freezing temperatures, to the nearest island.
The film tells the true story of how Baalsrud’s received assistance from locals who risked their own lives to help him escape across Norway to Sweden. The sole survivor of a failed allied sabotage mission against Nazi occupied Norway during world war 2. Wounded, hunted, often near death.