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Statute of Joachim Ronneberg

Keiser Wilhelms gate 11 | Raadhusplassen, Alesund 6003, Norway
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Could not resist taking a photo.

Stands out impressively in the small square in front of the Town Hall. With the fountain there as... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tony36
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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Interesting statues at city hall

You will find two statues here. One to the resistance fighter who lead a group against the Norsk... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Richard D
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Seattle, Washington
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Keiser Wilhelms gate 11 | Raadhusplassen, Alesund 6003, Norway
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stands out impressively in the small square in front of the Town Hall. With the fountain there as well it's an attractive area.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

You will find two statues here. One to the resistance fighter who lead a group against the Norsk Hydro heavy water plant and the other by the well known Norwegian artist Boge Berg. The latter is surrounded by a fountain and faces outward from city...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

It's a statue, sure of someone of some fame, but it's not the statue of David, it's simply a small, simple, elegant statute of Joachim Ronneberg. Stop and take a photo, don't trek across Norway for this.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

There is a really interesting history behind this statue. I highly recommend reading about operation Gunnerside and operation Fieldfare - the WWII operations the statue commemorates. Great to see a statue commemorating there operations, but the statue itself is just, you know, a statue.

3  Thank Øyvind S
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

In respect to the WW2 we must respect the work performed by Joachim Rønneberg & party, who helped to make the world a safer place. He is still going strong.

1  Thank Neil03091947
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

I had not previously known of this individual's heroism during the war. The statue is engraved with history of his and other resistance fighter's specific actions. A local legend and poignant reminder that nothing good can come of war. The statue is located on a...More

1  Thank Canadagirl25
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

we loved searching through Aalesund for the statue and were happy when we found him. A great part of history!

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

It's so heart warming that people do not forget the heroes who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of their country

Thank FLORIAN M
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Came across this statue while taking a stroll in Alesund. We had arrived by cruise ship. Maybe its my age that always makes me so interested and appreciative of all things WW1 and 2. Maybe its that both my parents lived through it. I just...More

1  Thank emeraldsue
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Joachim Holmboe Rønneberg (born on 30th August 1919) is a retired officer of the Norwegian Army and became famous during WWII. He escaped Norway by boat and went to Scotland. He was trained in U.K. He led the Operation Gunnerside and destroyed together with other...More

2  Thank Mina P
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