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Statue of the week: number 56

June 3, 2012

We journey along Karl Johans gate this week from Universitetsplassen to Eidsvolls plass outside the Stortinget (the parliament building – a literal translation is “the big thing”). Here to the right hand side of Eidsvolls plass when facing the Stortinget stands a statue of Carl Joachim Hambro (1885 – 1964).  CJ Hambro was a journalist, author and Conservative politician , serving as a member of the Stortinget for 38 years.  He understood what Hitler had in mind for Norway and organised the escape of King Haakon VII, the Royal family, and the government on a train that left 30 minutes before the Germans arrived in Oslo.

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