Saturday, December 20

Resistance movement, Oslo Gang and Armed Operations

These days the new film, Max Manus, is on the movie screens all over Norway. During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany between 1940 and 1945, the Resistance Movement took various forms including Armed resistance, like sabotage, commando raids and other special operations.
The Movie about the Oslo Gang and especially Max Manus, made me look into my book shelves to check out how various Norwegian Newspapers covered these sabotages at that time.
Click on the facsimiles (all from the book: Norge Under Haakon VII by Odd Hølaas) to read the Norwegian text.The Germans often argued that their own carelessness regarding handling of explosives also was caused by sabotage, like this at Fillipstad before Christmas 1944.One of the still living "heroes" from the war time, Gunnar Sønsteby, was in May 1944 involved in another attack against the German Work Command .

Other sabotages linked to the Oslo Gang. The Railroad station in Oslo, March 1945 The pre-Christmas time 64 years ago made headlines in the newspapers.Maybe some of this old photos and notes make associations to wars and conflicts going on in other parts of the world today. When the winning part calls them sabotages, the other parties involved very often call them terror. May we hope for a peaceful Christmas wherever you are.

4 comments:

Anemone said...

Hva skal man si...??
...tror neppe noen i min generasjon har den fjerneste anelse... og så sitter man her og klager over formen på et juletre??? herregud punktum

Petunia said...

Jeg er glad at jeg ikke har opplevd krig i Norge og som Anemone sier, så har vi nok ikke den fjerneste anelse. Det er synd at denne generasjone med helter fra 2. verdenskrig snart ikke er i blant oss lengre. Vi har behov for å bli minnet på det som skjedde.
Juleklem herfra:)

Pernille said...

I dag er det helt grått hos oss. Ser ingen himmel, bare små glimt. Men jeg har nettopp vært ute å fotografert et par bilde, så de legger jeg snart inn. Må bare laste de ned først. Men noen fargete himmelbilder ble det ikke i dag når solen snur. Solnedgangen var kl 11.30. men som sagt grått.

Pernille said...

Ja da var innlegger om solen som snur innlagt, men jeg tror ikke jeg egner meg til slikt. Men har jeg lovet, så har jeg lovet;)

God søndag til deg og din fru:)