Search begins for forgotten Norway heroesBreaking News
The government has given the go ahead for a project designed to find Norwegians involved in World War II who may deserve a medal for their actions.
Three historians, who will go through archives and travel the country in order to discover local history, have been given the task. The project could last up to five years.
Medals like the War Cross, instituted in 1941, are Norway’s highest military honour and could be awarded for “outstanding execution of combat actions or similar”. Up to 1945, it could be given for “outstanding civil actions of the Norwegian resistance”.
The War Cross has comes with one sword, and has additional two and three-sword citations. 148 Norwegians received the decoration as well as 67 Frenchmen, 43 British, 13 Poles and 2 Americans....
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