Gunnar Sønsteby is dead

Gunnar Sønsteby was one of Norway's greatest heros of World War II. He was awarded the War Cross with three swords in 1946, making him Norway's most highly decorated person. Sønsteby was known for his extraordinary work as a Norwegian resistance fighter during World War II. He took part in many tremendous acts of sabotage against the Nazis in Norway, including smuggling printing plates to England to produce Norwegian coins, blowing up the office for Norwegian Forced Labour, the theft of 75,000 rations books, destroying or seriously damaging over 40 aircraft, and otherwise making life very difficult indeed for the German invaders of Norway. "It was an attack on democracy from a foreign nation; especially when we knew that this was a terrible Nazi domination. It
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