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The Second World War

Bronze model of a Viking Ship, presented to the town of Dumfries by the people of the island of Karmoy, Norway

Period:
20th Century
Description:
Sverre K Anderson made the presentation on behalf of Karmoy, "in memory of wartime kindness..." Sverre was stationed in Dumfries where he trained as a radio operator. He returned secretly to Karmoy and worked as a farm labourer. His secret radio transmissions provided the Allies with valuable information on German activities in the area.
Materials/Media:
bronze, wood
Dimensions:
length 430mm, width 90mm, height 275mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1991.17.1
Digital Number:
DMSH019a-d
Creation Date:
1974
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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