How FDR got his nose back

The granite sculpture of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) is located close to Akershus fortress in Oslo. It was unveiled on June 7, 1950, by the President’s widow Eleanor Roosevelt. The monument was funded through a nationwide fundraising to show gratitude for U.S. aid to Norway during and after the war. The sculpture is made by Stinius Fredriksen …

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A monument of friendship – Eero Saarinen’s U.S. Embassy in Oslo

Did you know that the embassy building was considered to be an architectural masterpiece and a monument of the friendship between Norway and the U.S. when it opened in 1959? In this video, you will see newspaper clippings and photos of the building from the year it opened. Read more about the embassy building designed by …

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WW II Escape described in Minister Florence Harriman’s book “Mission to the North”

Florence Jaffray Harriman was Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Norway from 1937 until 1940. ( The United States chose to use the title Minister instead of Ambassador in several countries in Europe well into the 19th century .) World War II Escape Harriman came to the country during a troubling pre-war period. On April 9, 1940, Germany invaded Norway. The Germans were slowed by coastal guns at Oscarsborg Fortress that managed to sink the German cruiser …

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