Category Archives: Norway

The Norwegian Crusade



WWII: The Battle of Norway



Article: Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway.

For more visit:
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/viking-ship-museum


Article: Roald Amundsen and the South Pole


The link below is to an article that looks at Roald Amundsen’s journey to the South Pole.

For more visit:
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/09/amundsen/alexander-text


Today in History: 29 May 1914


Canada: The RMS Empress of Ireland Sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

On this day in 1914, 1024 people died when the ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sunk in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. It had collided in the early hours of the morning with the Norwegian collier ‘Storstad.’

Launched in 1906, the Empress of Ireland often crossed between Quebec in Canada and Liverpool in England. It had not long departed on another crossing when the accident occurred. There was a heavy fog which resulted in both ships not being able to see the other.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Empress_of_Ireland_(1906)


Video: Barbarians – The Vikings



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