Several of his paternal ancestors had been kings of independent Norway (Haakon V of Norway, Christian I of Norway, Frederick I, Christian III, Frederick II, Christian IV, as well as Frederick III of Norway who integrated Norway into the Oldenburg state with Denmark, Schleswig and Holstein, after which it was not independent until 1814).
World War 2. After the German invasion of April 1940, while King Haakan and the Norwegian government were moving from Elverum to the west coast, the King and Crown Prince Olaf arrived in Otta on the night of April 13. The prime minister and his colleagues, who were then in Lesja, were summoned and a communiqué, ending "God save Norway," and urging resistance to the unprovoked attack was issued.
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Norway and the Second World War: How the invasion came -- Quisling and the German Authorities -- Norway in the Alliance. The Proceedings Against The Collaborators by Johs. Andenæs, O. Riste, and M. Skodvin, Trykt hos Mesna-Trykk A/S, Lillehammer, Norge, Soft Cover, 173 Pages, 82-03-16154-5.
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Apr 16, 2020 - Pictures from the involvement of Norway and Norwegians during WW2. See more ideas about norway, world war, world war two.
Front Cover, Norway 1940-45: The Resistance Movement by Olav Riste and Berit Nökleby, 1970. GGA Image ID # 17f4ffa0a5 Nor-Media A/S, Norge, Hardcover, 93 Pages, 82-03-22087-8.
Vardøhus Fortress (Norwegian language: Vardøhus festning) is located in Vardø Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It's located in the town of Vardø on the island of Vardøya on the Barents Sea near the mouth of the Varangerfjord in northeastern Norway near the Russian border. 1 History 1.1 Varghøya 1.2 Østervågen 1.3 Vardøhus 2 Modern history 2.1 Second World War 2.1.1 Norwegian ...
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Olav V (born Prince Alexander of Denmark; 2 July 1903 – 17 January 1991) was King of Norway from 1957 until his death. Olav was the only child of King Haakon VII of Norway and Maud of Wales. He became heir apparent to the Norwegian throne when his father was elected King of Norway in 1905.