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Evacuation of Namsos

Evacuation of Namsos

The Namsos Campaign in Norway, was fought between Anglo-French/Norwegian forces, and German forces. After heavy fighting, the German forces took the upper hand, and the decision was made to evacuat...

Event, Armed Forces, Norway

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Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg

Composer. Born Edvard Hagerup Grieg in Bergen, Norway, of Scottish descent (the surname was originally Greig). He spent some years in Copenhagen and was encouraged by several young composers there....

Person, Music / songs, Denmark, Norway

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Nordahl Grieg

Nordahl Grieg

Norwegian poet, novelist, dramatist, journalist and political activist. Our Norwegian consultant, Johanne Elster Hanson, says that "Grieg adored England and spent many periods of his life here. He...

Person, Literature, Nationalism, Poetry, Norway

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Greta Gynt

Greta Gynt

Actor. Born as Margrethe Woxholt in Oslo, Norway. Was in Britain aged 5 but by age 12 she was back in Oslo performing as a dancer. 1934 she returned to Britain to promote her film career. The IMDB...

Person, Cinema, Norway

1 memorial

King Haakon VII

King Haakon VII

Born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel in Charlottenlund Palace, near Copenhagen. Known as Prince Carl of Denmark, he became the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the uni...

Person, Royalty, Denmark, Norway

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