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An interesting monument to check out at Aker Brygge is the memorial monument of the Pelle Group.

The Pelle Monument was made in honour of a resistance group that was active in Oslo during WWII, operating from the shipyard by smuggling explosives onboard and blowing up Nazi ships during World War II. The resistance group was founded in 1944 and had several successful raids on the largest shipyard in Oslo, Aker Yard. The Group managed to destroy two large freight ships that were due to transport German Soldiers to the East Front. This was the largest ship sabotage in WWII and was very successful in harming the enemy.

The monument is a gift to the Cultural Department of Norway from the City of Oslo and the group Samlerhuset A/S. The sculpture was designed by Kirsten Kokkin, whose father, Sverre Kokkin, was one of the members of this group and one of only 3 survivors left.

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  • Copyright: May Mah (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 376 W: 23 N: 1134] (7380)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2015-09-07
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2015-09-20 1:25
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