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Commemoring a Norwegian Hero

Thursday 6th September we were sightseeing in Alesund and we visited the statue of this Norwegian... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
David D
Devon, United Kingdom
Honoring Heroes

Very near the cruise terminal. Every country has had its greatest generation. Particular honor to... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

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

1  Thank David D
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank MaryandBobontheroad
Reviewed 23 August 2018

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.

Thank RinaAmin
Reviewed 1 August 2018

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

Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 15 July 2018 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.

Thank Tony36
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

2  Thank 574RichardD
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.

Thank OchreSilence
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
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
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

2  Thank Canadagirl25
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