Norway resistance hero dies aged 94
GUNNAR Soensteby, a Second World War resistance fighter who earned Norway’s highest military decoration for daring raids against the Nazis, has died. He was 94. The Norwegian government said Soensteby died at a hospital in Oslo. The cause of death was not announced. Soensteby was a member of Kompani Linge, a group of volunteers trained in England for secret missions during the 1940 to 1945 Nazi occupation of Norway. The group carried out spectacular sabotage raids against factories, railways and fuel supplies to hamper the German war effort.