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Statue of the week: 17

January 31, 2011

This is the war memorial to Norway’s sailors. It is located on the Bygdøy peninsula next to the Fram and Maritime museums The inscription reads (please note this is a google translation)

“In the Second World War 1939 – 1945, over one thousand Nordic vessels from merchant fleet and navy performed countless military missions and transported 145 million tons of invaluable importance to the Allied victory. Trade ships were armed, and more than half were lost. Dangers and slit their mark on the majority of the 35,000 war sailors. 4500 killed in the battle for Norway’s liberation of our seafarers the courage and loyalty will always be reminded of deep respect and gratitude.”

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