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Norwegian World War II Hero Dies

Thu May 10, 2012 7:09 pm

Norwegian World War II hero Soensteby dies at 94

OSLO, Norway — Gunnar Soensteby, a World War II resistance fighter who earned Norway's highest military decoration for daring raids against the Nazis, has died. He was 94.

The Norwegian sabotage group he was a member of carried out spectacular sabotage raids against factories, railroads and fuel supplies to hamper the German war effort.

Read more here:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501714_1...-war-ii-hero-soensteby-dies-at-94/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnar_S%C3%B8nsteby


Mr. Sønsteby was awarded with numourous Norwegian awards in adittion to awards from USA and UK for his bravery. He was a fantastic inspiration for the people of Norway. Both young and old.


R.I.P
 
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RE: Norwegian World War II Hero Dies

Thu May 10, 2012 7:34 pm

RIP sir...and thank you....

I once read a book when I was in grade school about kids in Norway that were part of the resistance. For the life of me, I can't recall the name of it and have been unable to find it. But of all the books I read as a kid, this one stuck with me. It's an important story and something that I'd love to learn more about and read more on. Heck, it would make a good movie.
 
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RE: Norwegian World War II Hero Dies

Thu May 10, 2012 7:36 pm

I see now after reading the Wiki page that there was a movie on him, Max Manus.

But my desire for the film would be on the kids' resistance.
 
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RE: Norwegian World War II Hero Dies

Thu May 10, 2012 8:11 pm

Quoting slider (Reply 2):
I see now after reading the Wiki page that there was a movie on him, Max Manus.

That film is more about Max MAnus who was another Norwegian resistance fighter. However Mr. Sønsteby is also portrayed in the movie.

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