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Friday, June 22, 2012

WWII Special Forces Memorial in Sweden

The OSS NORSO Group memorial in Lien as it is today. PHOTO: Mats Hurtig

The only memorial in Sweden to the memory of a WWII Allied special forces unit has just been refurbished. The background to this unique place is explained in this previous post.

Lien is a tiny place, but look on the map for Krokom, the main town in the municipality, and you will find the area. I reckon that still today, if you ask around in Lien, you will find one or two people who as kids experienced the dramatic day when foreign paratroopers landed. At first they did not know if they were German or Allied soldiers...

PHOTO: Mats Hurtig.

Thank you, Mats Hurtig from Krokom, for contributing these photos!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Swedish and Swiss Schwimmwagens

This Schwimmwagen-video comes from my former homeland Switzerland.

One of the most magnificently restored Schwimmwagens is to be found in the Swedish Military Vehicle Museum Arsenalen, not that far from Stockholm.

Even if you do not speak a word of Swedish you will want to see this recent article about the Schwimmwagen in Arsenalen, because the online article contains an exclusive video of it.

For photographs of the same vehicle from all angles, check out this photo gallery.

Now, if you want to see more Schwimmwagens I can only say: do not miss the Swiss Schwimmwagen-site.