Among the Firsts: Lieutenant Colonel Gerhard L. Bolland's Unconventional War

Among the Firsts: Lieutenant Colonel Gerhard L. Bolland’s Unconventional War

Book by Matthew T Bolland (2022) Update: In 2022 Matt Bolland published the book “Among the firsts” about his father Lt Col Gerhard L. Bolland – 82nd Airborne paratrooper on…

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Sønstebø Prize 2023

Gunnar Sønsteby’s life’s work was of a unique character. As a freedom fighter and community builder, he put in a formidable effort for the country in both times of peace…

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Jens Stoltenberg is winner of the Sønsteby Prize 2023

OSS Gjefsjøen congratulates NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on the Sønsteby Prize 2022! In order to honor Gunnar Sønsteby’s life’s work, as well as contribute to passing on his important…

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Sommer på Gjefsjøen Fjellgård Foto Lars Bugge Aarset

Tour description for the hike along Gjefsjøstien around Plukkutjønnfjellet to Gjefsjøen Fjellgård

On the Tourist Association DNT’s website you will find a tour description for the hike along Gjefsjøstien path around Plukkutjønnfjellet to Gjefsjøen Fjellgård.

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Search for the missing container from Operasjon Rype

The story goes that one of the containers that was dropped on March 24, 1945 went through the ice and is at the bottom of Gjevsjøen to this day. Alfred…

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Bolland Operasjon Rype adresseavisen-16-mai-1945

The grandfather built the Nordlandsbanen railroad, the grandson was to destroy it! New in this war: Paratroopers with skis.

Article in Adresseavisen 16 May 1945 about Gerhard Bolland who participated in Operasjon Rype. Thanks to Hegge Gård and Museum of Defence – Rustkammeret for having this in the archive.…

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Operation Overlord: OSS and the Battle for France

Documentary by Carl Colby The OSS Society’s award-winning short documentary about D-Day, “Operation Overlord: OSS and the Battle for France”. A film by Carl Colby. Produced by Charles Pinck. You…

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Jobber med spillefilm om CIA-sjef Colbys krigsoppdrag

Working on feature film about CIA chief Colby’s war mission in Norway

William E. Colby led the only American operation on Norwegian soil during the war. Now the story of it can become a movie. Article by Frank Cadamarteri, Adresseavisen (Translated from…

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Carl Colby visits OSS Gjefsjoen and Gjefsjoen mountain farm

At a time when the will to defend and the will to resist are again decisive in Europe, OSS Gjefsjoen, together with Norwegian and American friends and Gjefsjøen mountain farm,…

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Operation Rype - A WWII OSS Railway Sabotage Mission in Norway book by Frode Lindgjerdet

Operation Rype: A WWII OSS Railway Sabotage Mission in Norway

Book by Norwegian author Frode Lindgjerdet (2022)

To prevent German occupying forces in Norway from reinforcing their defenses during the final months of World War II, the Office of Strategic Services launched Operation Rype, with the mission of sabotaging the Nordland Railway in Mid-Norway. Rype was led by Major William E. Colby, later director of the CIA.

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