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Horror of Karl Arp cargo ship journey for 1,800 refugees remembered as ‘Fire and Ice’ US tour winds up in Washington

The final stop in my ‘Fire and Ice’ tour of Norwegian America was just outside Washington DC, in the town of Fairfax, Virginia, where the local branch of the Sons of Norway group are based. They have their headquarters in … Continue reading

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Stories of war and horror from the north of Norway at Friday drinks in a cosy Norwegian club in London

It was a great honour to be invited by Den Norske Klub in London to talk about my book ‘Fire and Ice’ and to share some of the stories I collected about the scorched earth destruction of the north of … Continue reading

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

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, … Continue reading

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‘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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Gas boom town Hammerfest lay in scorched earth ashes 70 years ago

Seventy years ago in February 1945 the modern gas boom town of Hammerfest in the Norwegian Arctic was reduced to ashes by Nazi troops carrying out a scorched earth retreat in the face of a huge Red Army offensive. The … 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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A copy of scorched earth classic ‘They Burned Our Homes’ drops through my letter box … with a thud…

There is a heavy thud, and a ring on the doorbell. Parcel deliveries are a regular feature of this pre-Christmas period but this delivery is something special. A large cardboard box has landed in my hall. Inside is a copy … Continue reading

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