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Norske regjerings informasjonskontor. Propaganda intended to boost war morale. Very impressively illustrated with an array of portrait & other photo plates. Published on the occasion of HM King Haakon's 70th Birthday. "Intended as a greeting from the Norwegian people to their King...telling of the natural beauty of the country...the dramatic events leading up to the electi Norske regjerings informasjonskontor. Propaganda intended to boost war morale. Very impressively illustrated with an array of portrait & other photo plates. Published on the occasion of HM King Haakon's 70th Birthday. "Intended as a greeting from the Norwegian people to their King...telling of the natural beauty of the country...the dramatic events leading up to the election of the King...social & economic growth during peace...the destruction & suffering of the war years". Text in English. Very many b/w photographs. with occasional color plates. Contents include: King Haakon VII; Map of Norway; The Eidsvold Meeting-1814; The Norwegian Government in London; King Haakon & Crown Prince Olav in London; The Land King Haakon Came to in 1905; Haakon Elected King of Norway; Norway under King Haakon; Norway & its King at War; King Haakon & Norways's Home Front.


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Norske regjerings informasjonskontor. Propaganda intended to boost war morale. Very impressively illustrated with an array of portrait & other photo plates. Published on the occasion of HM King Haakon's 70th Birthday. "Intended as a greeting from the Norwegian people to their King...telling of the natural beauty of the country...the dramatic events leading up to the electi Norske regjerings informasjonskontor. Propaganda intended to boost war morale. Very impressively illustrated with an array of portrait & other photo plates. Published on the occasion of HM King Haakon's 70th Birthday. "Intended as a greeting from the Norwegian people to their King...telling of the natural beauty of the country...the dramatic events leading up to the election of the King...social & economic growth during peace...the destruction & suffering of the war years". Text in English. Very many b/w photographs. with occasional color plates. Contents include: King Haakon VII; Map of Norway; The Eidsvold Meeting-1814; The Norwegian Government in London; King Haakon & Crown Prince Olav in London; The Land King Haakon Came to in 1905; Haakon Elected King of Norway; Norway under King Haakon; Norway & its King at War; King Haakon & Norways's Home Front.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Erik Graff

    My mother was a teenager in Oslo when the British and German armies invaded Norway. The Germans, better prepared, prevailed and the country was occupied by them until the end of the war. German officers were quartered in her parents' home throughout. Although Norwegian intellectual culture was Teutonic, German being the second language of most educated citizens, German universities being the primary destinations for scholars seeking advanced degrees, the Reich was not popular. With the sudden occ My mother was a teenager in Oslo when the British and German armies invaded Norway. The Germans, better prepared, prevailed and the country was occupied by them until the end of the war. German officers were quartered in her parents' home throughout. Although Norwegian intellectual culture was Teutonic, German being the second language of most educated citizens, German universities being the primary destinations for scholars seeking advanced degrees, the Reich was not popular. With the sudden occupation of the country, its government, including the royal family, fled to Britain in stages, while its merchant fleet and the remnant of its armies fought with the United Nations. On the homefront, the Norwegian schools went on strike when Nazi curricula were introducted, my mother and her friends being schooled underground until the victory of the Teachers' Union. Like most of her friends, Anne-Lise participated in the resistance, smuggling resistance papers in the high boots popular with kids at the time. Meanwhile, the older boys, some of them, went to the hills, the German command ultimately surrendering reluctantly to what they saw as a bunch of ragtag kids. So small and poor was the country that when the orders went out to resist, the National Bank (where both of my parents worked after the war) smuggled its gold out of the country by means of kids driving their parents' cars laden with geld across the snowy, early-spring spine of the country to waiting ships on the western coast. So Mother tells it. When liberation came there was no authority. Except for the extreme north, penetrated by the Red Army, no allied forces had landed since the failed British attempt in 1941. They didn't show up in the populated south and coasts for weeks. In the meantime, according to Mother, there was a party--the most exciting time of her life. In 1962, visiting the mountain house of my aunt Else and uncle Einar, a bunch of us went on a day-long hike the high point, quite literally, of which was the finding of a partially crushed wooden hut concealed amidst rocks. Inside it were a rusted cot, stove and charcoal inscriptions, initials and dates, all from the war years--a partisan hideout! In the National Cemetary in Oslo there are two great monuments. One to the Yugoslav airmen who flew bombing missions from Britain, the other to the Red Army. Every time I have passed the latter there have been fresh roses at the foot of the stern figure of the soldier.

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