In WWII, Norway was of strategic importance to the Germans. There are no CWGC cemeteries in Norway, those who died there being buried in civil cemeteries & churchyards. Nord-Sel Churchyard contains 31 Commonwealth burials, 1 is unidentified. Nearly all are of 1st Bn, Green Howards, KIA during Battle of Otta, 28.4.1940 during Allied withdrawal through the Gudbrandsdal. The Cross of Sacrifice is visible over the hedge enclosing the War Graves Plot to the left of the church.
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Hans Dahl ,artist....Painting of Norwegian farm women.
Norwegian Haymakers,1915,NO Haesjke ho/y --- Women in Norway cleared the tall grass and chopped it down w/wooden 2-3 foot knives --- they hung the wet hay over a home made fence. Making Hay. Anyone able bodied, would participate. It's what peoples animals ate in winter, and used for warmth in some cases.
The Norwegian royal family around Christmas, l. to r.; Princess Märtha Louise, Maud Behn, Leah Behn, Queen Sonja, King Harald V, Marius Hoiby, Prince Haakon, Princess Ingrid, Princess Mette-Marit and Prince Sverre