During the period from the beginning of the Second World War to the German invasion of Norway, Vardøhus Fortress was an active unit under the command of Naval District no. 3 in Tromsø. For a time during the Winter War , 15-20 Finnish soldiers were interned at the fortress after being pushed across the border from Northern Finland by Soviet ...
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The coat of arms of Norway is the arms of dominion of king Harald V of Norway, and as such represents both the monarch and the kingdom (nation and the state). It depicts a standing golden lion on a red background, bearing a golden crown and axe with silver blade (blazoned Gules, a lion rampant Or, crowned Or, holding an axe Or with a blade argent).
General information Name. The Old Norse form of the name was Lesjar (plural form). There are two different interpretations of the meaning of the name. It might derive from læs meaning "pasture", or it is a shortened version of "Leirsjøar" meaning "muddy lakes", referring to two relatively large and shallow lakes which occupied the valley bottom until the late 19th century, when both lakes ...
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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 ...
HMS Savage was an S-class destroyer of the Royal Navy completed on 8 June 1943. Following a successful Warship Week campaign held in March 1942, she was adopted by the town of Burton On Trent .  Savage took part in the Battle of North Cape .
Olav V (Alexander Edward Christian Frederik; 2 July 1903 – 17 January 1991) was the King of Norway from 1957 until his death. A member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Olav was the only child of Haakon VII and Maud of Wales. He became heir apparent when his father was elected king in 1905.
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.
Olaf V. Olaf V. (Alexander Edward Christian Frederik; 2. července 1903 Sandringham, Norfolk – 17. ledna 1991 Oslo) byl norským králem v letech 1957 – 1991. Po nástupu jeho otce na norský trůn byl přejmenován z Alexandra na Olafa. Byl teprve druhým norským králem od osamostatnění Norska v roce 1905.
The last time the fortifications were on active anti-invasion duty was during the First World War. The Second World War saw the fortress used as an anti-aircraft site and as a POW camp before the German occupation.  The Second World War. During the period from the beginning of the Second World War to the German invasion of Norway Vardøhus ...