Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Honored Allies Wednesday: Eiliv Austlid (Norway)

"Austlid was a Norwegian farmer and army officer who played a pivotal role in assuring the escape of the Norwegian government during the German invasion in 1940.  Killed in action, he was discredited during and following the war, but his record was restored as a result of a series of articles in the newspaper Dagningen.  In 2010, he received posthumously the War Cross with Sword, Norway's highest military decoration for valor." 

An ally who finally got the credit for his actions in defense of his nation,

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