Visit Bergen after Zelensky’s speech to the Norwegian Parliament 30th March 2022.

Open Airspace
The Ukrainian flag and Nykirken tower (The New Church).

From http://www.ukraine.com: While Nykirken was built and rebuilt from ca 1621- 1763, Cossacks were fighting for independence from Polish-Lithuanian rule. The Ukrainian church distanced itself from Polish Roman-Catholic influence adapting a Greek-Orthodox liturgy.

Nykirken was severely damaged in a harbour explosion during World War 2 in 1944. 160 killed, 5000 wounded, 5000 homeless. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nykirken

The reason for the harbour explosion at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ST_Voorbode

WW1 Sea-mine memorial with a coin slot for charity.
Bergen, Vågen, Fløien
Northstar WW2 seamen’s memorial
Krigsmoderen, War Mother. https://nordnesrepublikken.no/2018/04/09/hedrer-alle-modrene/

4. oktober 1944 152 English planes 193 civilians (61 schoolchildren), plus German soldiers and «Russian» slave workers unnumbered. 152 English planes, U-boat bunker largely intact. Carpet bombing of Laksevåg borough. https://digitaltmuseum.org/021085947956/bomber-over-laksevag-i-bergen-holen-skole-1944

The U-boat bunker and Holen primary school.
Rear of the bunker today

Bombeangrepet 29. oktober 1944. 44 dead, 237 Lancaster bombers. Raid failed but one plane dropped its bomb-load over Bergen before crashing.

Nøstet

https://www.bergen.kommune.no/hvaskjer/tema/bergen-byarkiv-forteller/byhistorie/fortellinger-fra-arkivet/bombeangrepet-29-oktober-1944

The Old Theater bombed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komediehuset_på_Engen

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