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Tag: World War II

‘With respect and deep gratitude’

PHOTO FEATURE: The weather could only be described as glorious when Norwegians gathered in Oslo on Liberation Day to remember their military veterans and...

Convoy heroes win overdue acclaim

Ships were decorated, canons boomed at noon, flags flew and memorials were planned all over the country when Norway celebrated both Liberation- and Veterans'...

Norway loses a seafarers’ hero

Jon Michelet was a journalist, newspaper editor, local politican, labour activist, TV anchor and, most of all, a best-selling author who won lots of...

Solberg confronts ‘painful’ history

Somber ceremonies attracted hundreds of people including the prime minister and crown princess on Sunday, which marked 75 years since most of Norway's remaining...

Nazi party halted in Trondheim

Trondheim's venerable student union (Studentersamfundet) was embarrassed and angry after a group of bartenders decided to host a "politically incorrect" party on Saturday night....

Quisling ‘knew about death camps’

Last week marked 72 years since Vidkun Quisling, whose name became synonymous with "traitor," was executed by firing squad at the Akershus Fortress and...

Bomb from World War II forces evacuation

Residents of Vallø in Tønsberg were under evacuation orders on Friday after another non-detonated bomb from World War II was found near an old...

Norway recognizes its Holocaust role

The gloomy, foggy weather in Oslo on Friday was perhaps a fitting backdrop as Norwegian officials and mourners prepared to gather once again on...

No new medals for World War heroes

The Norwegian government was catching flak this week for once again refusing to award medals to many World War II veterans, especially resistance forces that were attached to the...

World War II land mines found on West Coast beach

Police have cordoned off a beach at Jæren, Rogaland County, after a man out walking found 21 old land mines stemming from World War II....

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