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.