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Oral history interview with Gunnar Sønsteby

Oral History | Accession Number: 2000.45 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0406

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Gunnar Sonsteby, born on January 11, 1918 in Rjukan, Norway, discusses the Nazi invasion of Norway in 1940; joining the Norwegian resistance movement; becoming the leader of the Oslo Gang (Oslogjengen); leading 17 attacks against German units and installations in Oslo from May to October 1944; attacking the German air depot in Korsvoll and destroying 44 Nazi aircrafts; destroying a machine tool plant; invading German oil storage depots; becoming the chief of all sabotage operations in Norway in November 1944; his gang serving as the bodyguards to the crown prince; and his military decorations, including the Norwegian War Cross with two bars.

Interviewee
Gunnar Sønsteby
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2000 February 09  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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