Category Archives: Arctic Circle

‘Fire and Ice’ interview most viewed on Roz’s writer’s blog just weeks before US publication

The importance of social media to writers and readers is now well-established in today’s rapidly changing world and I’m delighted to say my account of the scorched earth destruction of Norway during the war ‘Fire and Ice’ is currently riding … Continue reading

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Praise for ‘Fire and Ice’ from scorched earth eye witness .. and getting ready for US publication

There’s another visit from my postman, this time bringing a Christmas card from another of my contributors to my scorched earth book ‘Fire and Ice’. This time it is from Gunnar Jaklin, the founder of the Tromso Defence Museum and … Continue reading

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Scorched earth update: Bugøynes – the village that escaped the Nazi flames

The number of towns that escaped the flames of the scorched earth retreat by the Nazis from Norway in 1994 can be counted on the fingers of – probably – one hand. The most famous of those places is the … Continue reading

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The youths who pushed the Nazis out of Norway

On a  similar theme to the previous post, another member of the circle of enthusiasts sharing stories about the war in northern Norway has posted some pictures of the Red Army soldiers preparing for their offensive against the Nazis. Maybe … Continue reading

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The story of the secret love child from the tunnel… there were eleven babies, not ten, but the last one was German.

It’s one of the most famous stories in Norwegian wartime history: the ten babies born in the tunnels of an iron ore mine where 3,000 people sought refuge from the fighting as the Red Army liberated the town from the … Continue reading

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Scorched earth update: Priceless pictures emerge showing German soldiers receiving the order to burn Finnmark

The 70th anniversary of the liberation of the north of Norway has quite rightly been dominating the media in the region for the past few weeks. Some really amazing stories have come to light along with some excellent pictures taken … Continue reading

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Scorched earth updates: King of Norway thanks Red Army for liberation from Nazis 70 years ago

The people of the north of Norway marked the 70th anniversary of their liberation from Nazi occupation with a series of commemorations in Kirkenes at the weekend. King Harald of Norway was among the guests, and laid a wreath to … Continue reading

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