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WW2 oil poster

WW2 oil poster

Last night I went to the local marine museum. Exhibits range from the viking era to today’s highly computerized ships. One exhibit is dedicated to the World War 2 experiences of the Norwegian merchant marine, who were torpedoed by German submarines as early as September of 1939.

My grandpa sailed on oil tankers in convoys across the Atlantic for 6 years. That’s how he came to meet my grandma. She was invited to a party at the Norwegian seaman’s church in Brooklyn (New York) and he had shore-leave and attended the party.

A small poster hangs in the museum exhibit, telling of the importance of the convoys across the Atlantic. For me, it is also a reminder of romance.

By Keera Ann Fox

I am a bi-lingual American who has lived most of my life in Norway.
Jeg er en tospråklig amerikaner som har bodd mesteparten av mitt liv i Norge.

3 replies on “WW2 oil poster”

Mark, I didn\’t know it was as much as 40%. No wonder my grandparents met!Tim, I keep meaning to visit the museum of natural history. I walked by it the other night in the dark, and through all the second floor main wing windows, I saw the suspended whale skeleton bathed in a blue light. Quite a sight!(Wonky writing discovered; post edited.)

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