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Thursday 6th September we were sightseeing in Alesund and we visited the statue of this Norwegian World War 2 hero, who was born in Alesund in 1919.
He led the six-man Operation Gunnerside team during the heavy water sabotage action.
This statue is dedicated to...More
Very near the cruise terminal. Every country has had its greatest generation. Particular honor to the team that sunk the vessel carrying “heavy water “ and further frustrating the Nazi war effort. God bless brave good people.
You simply cant miss this statue while being in Alesund, its right in the middle of town square...though don't know much history about it but all the potted plants and fountain make it hard to resist...one stop photo opp.
The town hall forms a central square with a small garden and benches to sit and enjoy a view of the harbor. Interesting stores at the first floor of the building. In the center is this statue with an explanation of who he was and...More
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
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.
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.
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