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The LIBERATION -
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The whole of Finnmark had to be reconstructed.

The investigation committee who went north to find out the extent of the damage that was to be paid out, were some what confused by the enormous houses with great numbers of rooms everybody claimed they had.

Still, most of the claims were accepted, because everybody had an understanding and compassion for all the suffering and the fate of these people.

As a side effect, the fishermen around Finnmark, began to redraw and reconstruct the plans how their new houses should look. Some changed the roof, others built extensions. A lot of curious self-inventions saw the day of light, and many are still standing.

The "entrance" of what we today call the "welfare-society", diden't start until 1960. The ration on cars was lifted, and in the following years, a private car was more and more a common sight.

In 1965, the Beatles sur passed Sinatra, and we slowly entered into the "new-era", but not quite the way NS had intended in the war…

EPILOG


MACHINEGUN-NEST LOCATED IN THE MIDDLE OF SVOLVÆR

Many traces
Even today, there are many traces after the German occupation. In our time, the 2.W.War feels sometimes distant, some times close, and even sometimes one wonders if it took place at all.

But the 2.W.War was real enough, and is accounted for by the vast bunkers and construction around Lofoten. From the outermost point Reine to Sørvågen, Stamsund, Sund, Ørsnes, Kabelvåg you will find fortifications.

Svolvär is the city that has the most bunkers and fortifications pr. Square kilometre. Remains of these fortresses will stand for several decades to come. Some with Russian inscriptions. What do they mean? We don't know. Some with engravings of the Svolvär Mountains, and the Svolvär goat together with a fish and a seagull.

As a last memory of those who laboured and built these constructions.


NORWEGIAN POLICE SOLDIERS ARRAWING
FROM SWEDEN 1945
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ONE MILORG SOLIDERS EVEN PAINTED
"HAAKON DEN 7".ONTO A GERMAN HELMET

  BUNKER LOCATED AT "LØKTHAUGEN", SVOLVÆR

  CANNON CONSTRUCTION AROUND, SVOLVÆR

But the flowers are winning.

Blue-Bonnets make their way true the roof of a Wehrmacht bunker



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