Nor­way re­sis­tance hero dies aged 94

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

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.

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