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Fishy Situation

Norway is the only one fighting back here because, quite frankly, the rest of us Scandinavians were scared little babies during WWII.

1st September 2015

Tagged in Norway Sweden Denamrk Germany

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18 M
12 hours ago #9402965        



And then there's Finland, who beat the shit out of Russia by themselves, beat the shit out of Russia with the aid of Germany, and then beat the shit out of Germany.

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47 M
1 day ago #9402672        



Fish oil explosives may result in herring loss....

*run duck hide*

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28 M
17 hours ago #9402879        



Almost as effective as opening a can of surströmming...

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24 hours ago #9402787        



@kivimik #9402766
"Finland was forced to collaborate with Germany between 1941 and 1944 because of Soviet aggression. Not a proud moment in Finnish history, but necessary (it was believed) to maintain independence."
Nevertheless, we aren't ashamed of what had to be done. Help was asked from other countries, most of all Sweden, and Nazi Germany was literally the only country that would officially come to Finland's help. If it hadn't been for Nazi Germany, Finland as we know it wouldn't exist. From our point of view, Stalin was worse than Hitler.

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40 M
1 day ago #9402674        



Before someone says it, Finland is not a part of Scandinavia. And we're still quite grateful for those Scandinavian neighbors, who were not afraid to help us in our time of need.

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21 hours ago #9402826        



Norway had a strong resistance movement, also sabotaging the heavy water transport from Vemork. This heavy water was supposedly about to be sent to Germany to help creating an a-bomb.

But then, Norway wasn't the only one doing good stuff when occupied. Sweden managed to remain sort-of neutral, providing a safe haven for a lot of refugees, Finland was fighting its own demons with aggressive Soviets on one side and Nazis on the other and Denmark managed to save a huge part of its Jews.

I guess all occupied countries had people trying to do good stuff in their own way. :)

22 hours ago #9402809        



Well that's not strictly fair to Denmark. Yes, you're seeing a world first here people, a swede sticking up for Denmark.

Considering the sorry state of the Danish armed forces at the time of the invasion, they put a brave, but brief, effort. This, along with deft maneuvering on the part of Swedish and Danish politicians, allowed Denmark to smuggle damn near their entire Jewish population out of Denmark to Sweden. There they were checked up in hospitals before being rehomed. A school in my former town of residence was one such hospital.

And to give my own country some credit, we tapped and decrypted German radio and telephone communications (the guy who broke the code the first and second time did it with a notebook and pencil while commuting to work), and the Swedish Volunteer Corps to Finland, was and still is, the largest volunteer corps of it's kind. That is to say, a corps sent from a country not in war, to help a nation in it's own war. We also helped hide and train the Norwegian resistance. Still, I honestly wish we had done more back then.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed the read, whoever read this!


35 F
1 day ago #9402673        



"Vampire werewolf robot martians"?

Iron Sky sequel?


22 M
1 day ago #9402724        



While I don't think it demands resorting to insults (Missingno) I would contest the use of that term, though I'm sure it was in jest.
As a Second World War reenactor and having family members who resisted in Denmark I have studied and found fascinating Denmark's strategy and actions during the occupation. The most famous act of resistance, the rescue of 90% of Denmark's Jewish population would not have been remotely possible had the Danish government not bowed to German occupation. The government's working relationship with their occupiers led to Georg Duckwitz, a German attache to the embassy in Denmark, to tip off the Danish government to the impending roundup of their Jewish population. In the coming week, Danes across the nation, at great risk, smuggled their Jewish neighbors to various port cities to be ferried across the Kattegat to Sweden, which also took great risk in accepting the Jewish refugees in blatant defiance of the Third Reich. Indeed, there were those who attempted to profit off of the situation, charging individuals to be smuggled, but often times communities would pool money to compensate these profiteers for the refugees. Even of the 10% who were sent to the camps, the Danish government persistently demanded guarantees from the German government that they were not to be harmed and threatened to halt production of food and materiel for Germany if they were, resulting in only a very small percentage of the Danish Jews failing to survive the war.
While this is certainly the resistance's most famous triumph there were also many acts of violent resistance carried out by Danish resistance groups, the Holger Danske group and Borgerlige Partisaner group being two of the more active ones. Their activities ranged from sabotage of industry and railways delivering vital goods to Germany, assassination of higher Nazi officials, to gathering intelligence on and disrupting the radar listening posts in West Jutland which were of vital importance as they were directly in the flight path of the US Eighth Air Force's routes into Germany's industrial heartland.
The reason for the Danish resistance movement seeming comparatively light in comparison to Norway's (or other countries' for that matter) can be summarized as follows.
First, Denmark's government was allowed to keep its power under occupation while Norway's government escaped to exile in Great Britain. This meant that the Danish government and Royal Family, while opposing the occupation, had to walk a fine line between keeping relatively amiable relations with the occupying powers while condoning and even supporting acts of resistance. The Norwegian government in exile could openly denounce the Third Reich from the safety of Great Britain without any fear of retribution.
Second, The Norwegian Resistance movement benefited from larger support by the allies due to the fact that the German heavy water plant, a key to the German nuclear research program and thus a very high priority strategic target, was located in occupied Norway as were two large U-boat bases and Naval yards.
Thirdly, and finally, The Norwegian Resistance benefited from access to better training, many jumping the semi-porous border with Sweden to be trained by the Swedish military. A fair number of Norwegians in exile in Britain were formally trained and infiltrated back into occupied Norway by the British Special Operations Executive.
I apologize for the lengthy response, and I understand that you were certainly kidding, but I never turn down an opportunity for education!

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19 M
16 hours ago #9402888        



Why is it a Vampire-werewolf-robot-martian? Any reasoning behind it?

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