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Posted on 01/27/2016


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Minnehallen - Stavern

Minnehallen - Stavern
Looking across the small bay towards the memorial pyramid. The ice has broken up and presumably the wind and tide had formed these 'stepping stone' like floating blocks.
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For Norwegian merchant sailors killed during WWI and WWII.
Unveiled 1 August 1926
Location near Kruttårnkollen, Stavern
Designed by Andreas H. Bjercke and Georg Eliassen

Minnehallen or The hall of remembrance was commissioned by the Norwegian parliament after World War I to commemorate the fallen Norwegian sailors of the war. It was unveiled by king Haakon VII and was later converted to the national monument commemorating fallen sailors of both World War I and World War II.

The interior of the hall is visited by some 20,000 people every year.

The monument itself is a pyramid of locally quarried rock and is designed by two architects from Oslo, Andreas H. Bjercke and Georg Eliassen.

Nic. Schiøll has made a relief describing the lives and fate of the sailors as well as a decoration in the crypt. 28 copper tablets display the names of 1892 sailors dead in WWI and 3456 names of sailors who died in WWII. In addition, three protocols contain the names of 5667 sailors.

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Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
great to see!!!
19 months ago.