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In the shadow of WWII

Where I grew up in Norway, there were some concrete bunkers built by the Germans during World War II. A friend of mine in Hordvik could not stand to go near the things. Some were very small, possibly just a guard’s hut or something and nothing to see inside, but my friend would not approach. […]

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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 […]