The Veterans
Lavik Blindheim, born Aug. 29, 1916 in the Norwegian town of Voss. He was in training to be an infantry officer when the Germans invaded. He became part of the Norwegian army's resistance effort, moving back and forth across the Swedish border until 1941. He went to Britain on an epic journey that took him from Stockholm to Moscow, on to Odessa then to Teheran, Basra in Iraq, Bombay, and finally by boat to Glasgow. He was interrogated by British Intelligence and then sent to London where he was trained as a commando and saboteur. He then parachuted into Norway in April 1942 where he organized and ran resistance groups for the rest of the war.
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