Friday, April 09, 2010

Seventy Years Ago

Dad thought I would devote the blog entry today to something that happened exactly seventy years ago today. It was the day when Nazi Germany attacked Denmark and Norway, the latter is Dad's country of birth. Nazi Germany did this as an act of aggression against countries who had declared that they would be neutral in the ongoing war, just because the Nazis thought they needed the Norwegian sea ports. Seventy years is a long time, many dog generations, but not so much for humans. In Norway, there are plenty of humans still around who remembers this, and the subsequent hostile occupation that went on for more than five years. It is a small wonder, then, that Denmark and Norway decided to join the military alliance NATO, where Mum's country of birth the USA is a strong member. We all hope nothing like this will ever happen again.

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