Visiting Oslo, Norway this past August, we came across a statue of the late Captain Gunnar Sønsteby. Captain Sønsteby was a leading member of the Norwegian Resistance during Germany’s occupation of Norway in World War II. He was involved in many daring acts of sabotage and went by many aliases — the Nazis hunted him doggedly — but he was not captured. After the war, Captain Sønsteby was highly decorated, receiving more honours for his Resistance work than did any other Norwegian citizen. He passed away in 2012 at age 94.

Gunnar Sønsteby, Oslo, Norway. An admirer had placed a rose behind the statue’s ear.

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