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

On the Tourist Association DNT’s website ut.no 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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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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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) The story of the doubly pioneering Lt Col Gerhard L. Bolland—82nd Airborne paratrooper on D-Day and senior OSS field operative on Operation Rype.  Unconventional…

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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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NOREX Rype Snaasa 2015 Photo credits US Army

Minnesota, Norwegian Service members retrace successful World War II mission

Airmen and Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard participating in the 42nd American – Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange, also known as NOREX, retraced the steps of U.S. and Norwegian special operators 70 years ago who, during the final months of World War II, waged a successful sabotage campaign against German forces occupying Norway.

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Scenes from Operasjon Rype are now being recorded in VR

Scenes from Operasjon Rype are now being recorded as a film in Virtual Reality. The scenes is shot on location at the headquarters at Gjefsjøen Fjellgård. Trygg-Grunn is responsible for…

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