London’s ‘Den Norske Club’ in Mayfair the venue for author’s scorched earth talk on Friday March 6

Vincent Hunt with his Norwegian scorched earth oral history ‘Fire and Ice’.

It’s a great honour for me to be a guest speaker at ‘Den Norske Club’ in London, a social and networking club that’s at the centre of the UK’s Norwegian community.

As part of the informal Friday evening drinks event, I will be talking about my scorched earth book ‘Fire and Ice’ and recounting some of my experiences as I moved east to west across the Arctic, from Kirkenes to Tromso, gathering my interviews from eye witnesses and those affected by the scorched earth destruction of 1944.

Among the topics I’ll be discussing will be:

  • Children from Finnmark growing up playing with ammunition – it seems to be a common and sometimes fatal experience
  • Issues of legacy and remembrance relating to this period in Norway
  • The Lyngen Line and the last stand that didn’t happen

There’ll also be the chance for questions and I will have some books for sale, as well as vouchers offering mail order discounts from The History Press – or, the book can be bought here from them:

My talk will be in the Canning Room at Den Norske Club in St James’ Square between Piccadilly and Pall Mall in Mayfair, London. The event is free for members and non-members but advance booking is required through Charlotta at

DNK logo(1) Den Norske Klub, The In & Out

4 St James’s Square, London


More details and directions are here:

and there’s a jacket and tie dress code.See you there at 6.30pm.Vince Hunt* ‘Fire and Ice: the Nazis’ scorched earth campaign in Norway’ is published by The History Press, priced £20.

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