Category Archives: WW2

Hometown talk on Saturday as ‘Fire and Ice’ takes a break for Christmas

History Press author Vincent Hunt gives his final talk of the year this Saturday December 12th on the scorched earth destruction of Norway, telling stories from his book ‘Fire and Ice: the Nazis’ scorched earth campaign in Norway’ (ISBN: 9780750958073) … Continue reading

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Tears still being shed for Guri the horse; refugees sing as they sail past their burning homes, the pain still felt today

When I was in Norway researching for my scorched earth book ‘Fire and Ice’ I knew how powerful the stories were, but it’s surprising how a little distance and a different audience can make a writer realise the depth of … Continue reading

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On first night of US-Norway book tour tales of Finnmark kids, ammunition and Gestapo men begging for mercy

I have taken my stories of the scorched earth destruction of wartime Finnmark and the far north of Norway on the road during the past few weeks: opening a literary festival in Merseyside at the beginning of the month and … Continue reading

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‘Fire and Ice’ ready for Wirral Bookfest with Manchester and Washington DC dates in the diary – and discount voucher news too

The final preparations are being made for Wirral Bookfest, a celebration of all things literary in NW England. I’ll be the opening speaker on the afternoon of Saturday October 10th talking about ‘Fire and Ice – the Nazis’ scorched earth … 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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Liberation celebrations planned for weekend in Kirkenes, northern Norway

Armed police will seal off the streets of Kirkenes this weekend for the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the town by the Red Army. On Friday a private jet will bring in the Russian Foreign Minister … Continue reading

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