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Tag: World War II

Lots to be learned from earlier crises

NEWS ANALYSIS: It's almost eerie how Norway has had to mark significant anniversaries of three major crises just in the past two weeks, and...

War hero granted a state funeral

UPDATED: One of Norway's last resistance heroes from World War II will be honoured next week with a funeral to be conducted at state...

Last ‘border pilot’ for refugees dies

Åge Aulie was only eight years old when he joined Norway's resistance forces during World War II, guiding refugees over the border to safety...

New book exposes media’s Nazi past

Norwegian historians and newspaper officials have downplayed the role of the Norwegian press in spreading anti-Semitism both before, during and after World War II,...

Norway remembers its D-Day heroes

Prime Minister Erna Solberg was among allied government leaders invited to D-Day memorials in Portsmouth this week, because of the role exiled Nowegians played...

‘Book bomb’ blasts Resistance history

Norway's famed Resistance (Hjemmefronten) forces have long been viewed as the country's heroes of World War II, as they sabotaged Nazi German occupiers and...

Lavrov likely to re-visit Finnmark next year

Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't expected to take part in next year's 75th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of Finnmark from Nazi German forces...

War hero hailed as NATO flexed muscle

It was perhaps only fitting that the funeral ceremony for Norway's last surviving "Hero of Telemark," Joachim Rønneberg, was held on Tuesday at precisely...

‘Hero of Telemark’ dies at age 99

UPDATED: Joachim Rønneberg was the last surviving member of the group of Norwegian resistance fighters during World War II whose daring sabotage action in...

Crash site memorial offers a shady oasis

PHOTO FEATURE: Jets still fly every day over the site of a wartime plane crash in 1945 that tragically killed British liberators just before...

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