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Report From #24 (No. 24) epub

by Gunnar Sonsteby


Report From #24 (No. 24) epub

ISBN: 156980141X

ISBN13: 978-1569801413

Author: Gunnar Sonsteby

Category: Memoris

Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People

Language: English

Publisher: Barricade Books (January 1, 1999)

Pages: 192 pages

ePUB book: 1357 kb

FB2 book: 1643 kb

Rating: 4.6

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Known as a master of disguise, Norwegian freedom fighter Gunnar Sonsteby did much to weaken the Nazi stranglehold on Norway during WWII.

Known as a master of disguise, Norwegian freedom fighter Gunnar Sonsteby did much to weaken the Nazi stranglehold on Norway during WWII. Despite being on their most wanted list for many years, Sonsteby was able to elude capture by the Gestapo and survive to personally guard the royal family upon their return to Oslo. He is the most highly decorated person in Norway. Max Manus", was screened at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival - my hopes is that it be shown in the US.

by Gunnar Sonsteby (Author). It took me a bit to get into N. 4 as the writing style felt like a diary written with some haste. Sonsteby tells his courageous story of espionage and sabotage against the Naziz and of eluding capture through daring, intuition, and a constant slew of changing identities. I'm not sure if the author translated this book from Norwegian to English, but it is not a great job. It irritated me a bit but as I finished the book I had gotten used to this awkwardly translated rhythm.

Sonsteby tells his courageous story of espionage and sabotage against the Naziz and of eluding capture through daring, intuition, and a constant slew of changing identities.

We were proud to name our son Hans Gunnar after Mr. Sonsteby whom . .met in Edmonton, Canada while he was doing a tour discussing the resistance. His first came from my wife’s grandfather Hans Edgar who was a firefighter that died of asbestos poisoning and his father Hans Edvart who as a member of the resistance.

He became "Agent 24" in the SOE. While on assignment in Stockholm in.The establishment of a Gunnar Sønstebye Memorial Fund was discussed a half year before his death. While on assignment in Stockholm in 1942, he was interned and imprisoned for three months by Swedish police, but managed to convince them that he was not the same Gunnar Sønsteby for whom they were looking. Back in Norway in 1943, he was caught by the Gestapo but managed to escape and flee to Sweden.

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Sonsteby tells his courageous story of espionage and sabotage against the Naziz and of eluding capture through daring, intuition, and a constant slew of changing identities.
Wow, if you like a page-turner that's not just some imaginative fiction, but the real life tale of heroism in Norway during WWII, this can't be beat. Heard about it from a friend who insisted I read it and I'm glad I did. Although very scary in parts, ultimately it's inspiring and hopeful.
Being interested in the people's resistance during World War II since childhood, I have read many books, Watched TV programs and films (The Flame and the Citron (Danish) is an excellent example). It took me a bit to get into #24; No.24 as the writing style felt like a diary written with some haste. I'm not sure if the author translated this book from Norwegian to English, but it is not a great job. It irritated me a bit but as I finished the book I had gotten used to this awkwardly translated rhythm. Otherwise very exciting stuff and what heroes they all were. Balancing the fight with the Germans, their (at the time) own government and the opinions of their fellow Norwegians watching from the sideline - not an easy task. People put their lives on the line and it was not a game, but stark reality with the possibility of losing ones life after torture and other extreme punishment. Before you purchase, you should read some of the sample stuff if bad translation might bother you.
Excellent book!
The book starts at the invasion of Norway in 1940 and documents the emergence and evolution of the
resistance movement. It is Sonsteby's story and is told through his experiences. It ends with the surrender
of the nazi occupiers and the return of the royal family in 1945.

The book captures the atmosphere of occupied Norway and the constant threat that the Nazis posed
to everyone.
One gets a sense of the restrictions, the lack of basic resources and the cruelties that was part of every day.
The book puts the events of the war in context, illuminating the constant threat to the lives of the resistance workers,
and anyone who are found to be assisting them. With this deepened understanding, the members of Milorg and
other resistance groups emerge as the true heroes that they are. Gunnar Sonsteby is an amazing man and so humble -
the sabotages that he lead are truly impressive and it is hard to even imagine how anyone could have
those nerves of steel needed to pull it off. I highly recommend this book - a true story of a modern hero.
Report from#24 is a wonderful autobiographical description of Sønsteby's involvement in the Norwegian Resistance during WWII. Don't expect it to have the continuous drama of a novel, it's a report of real events, not fantasy. You might want to have a detailed map of Norway available, if you want to know the locations mentioned.

The bold heroism of Sønsteby and his compatriots is matched by their deftness at finding a way to get a job done and getting out of danger. It's a wonderful story of patriots who did what was necessary in the cause of defeating fascism.

The free world owes Sønsteby and the other participants in the Norwegian Resistance for the risk they bore.
A classic read with great historical interest. I am married to a Norwegian and spend time in Norway, consequently it held extra interest for me. We in Britain generally know about the French resistance but not many know about the dreadful occupation of Norway by the Germans and the fantastic and heroic work of the Norwegian resistance very much supported by the British. The writer of this report was also involved in the very famous Churchill idea of raiding the heavy water plant at Rjukan subsequently filmed in the Heroes of Telemark.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book because I was on a hiking trip with Gunnar Sonsteby for one week when he was in his 80's,and I did not knop at that time that he was such a Hero in Norway. The book was, in my opinion, excellent.
A straightforward recounting of Sonsteby's heroic resistance accomplishments during the Nazi occupation of Norway. Highly recommended to anyone interested in S.O.E. and WWII resistance activities.
Excellent true account of Norwegian underground resistance in WWII. Well worth it!