Norwegian Resistance By Alex

All about the Norwegian resistance movement

This is a little group from the Norwegian resistance movement

The Norwegian resistance movement played a very strong role in World War Two. The people who where fitting in the Norwegian resistance had a many advantages over the Germans they had a long coast line with vast amounts of the country not habited. Norway also had a long border with Sweden which could be easily crossed. In the environment they where in, a focused and well trained resistance movement could do great harm to an army.

The Secret Army

All of these resistance groups I consider them little secret armies. The Norwegian "Secret Army" was known for milorg and the person who led it was federal ruge. Unlike may other resistance groups the Norwegian weren't split politically. They also had a high patriotism. Thought there was one clash with milorg was that they had problems with Britains SOE. Milorg wanted to engage the natiz in the activities but they didn't want to lead them to being the primary one. On the other hand britans SOE wanted sabatge and they didn't that's where the distrust came in.

The distrust kept on going until Britain had to Allie with Norwegian. They both had done attacks and compromises. Milorg played an important part in ending the attempts by Nazi Germany to produce heavy water in Norway.

The Norwegian resistance did a lot for the World War Two there was a point in Norway that the resistance was needed becuase there wasn't enough defense. They also stopped the heavy water issue that was happening in Norway !

I feel that if they hadn't been involved then Norway could have been in a bad stop at that time. The resistance group did so much its the little things that count . They where a great help in the World War II

The Great Hero

Østvedt was born on January 2, 1920, in Norway. When German forces invaded in 1940, she was a 20-year-old chemistry student at the University of Oslo. She was very devoted to join the resistance army. She first started by writing, editing and distributing underground illegal news papers. Then later she formally joined the resistance. She was a great leader she ranked to become deputy commander. In public she was a chief but during all that she was leader of the resistance project. During World War Two it was t very common for a woman to be a leader and she is one of the few who where commanders in the resistance. She was in charged for five year but that came with consequences she quit her school to be in the resistance. If it wasn't for people like her who knows what would have happened to the world today.


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