Photographs of
Norwegian
War Memorial

WW2     1939 – 1945


Chester
Lunenburg County
Nova Scotia

Located on the Parade, South Street at Central Street

GPS location:   44°32'11"N   64°14'33"W




Norwegian war memorial monument, Chester: general view looking northeast
Officially unveiled on 28 May 1994

Photographed on 31 October 2002



Norwegian war memorial monument, Chester: south face
South face

Photographed on 31 October 2002



Norwegian war memorial monument, Chester: general view looking southeast

Photographed on 28 July 2003



Norwegian war memorial monument, Chester: north face
North face

Photographed on 28 July 2003






Links to Relevant Websites

Norwegians in Nova Scotia during the Second World War
by the Norwegian Embassy, Ottawa
In 1940 Norway, with a population of some 3,000,000, had the
third largest ocean going merchant fleet in the world, about 1100 ships.
When Nazi Germany invaded the country without warning on the 9th of April
that year, 1024 of those ships were at sea.  The King immediately ordered
them all to proceed to allied ports.  At the same time, the German-backed
government that had been set up in Oslo under Vidkun Quisling, was
broadcasting orders for the ships to return home.  Not a single one did so
and Norway's great merchant fleet was now at the disposal of the Allies.
This is where Nova Scotia comes in to the picture...
    http://www.emb-norway.ca/norwaycanada/campnorway/
        norwegians/norwegians.htm

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of:
Norwegians in Nova Scotia during the Second World War


Archived: 2003 June 19
http://www.emb-norway.ca/
      Links/Camp+Norway/Default.htm#Norwegians

Archived: 2003 October 05
http://www.emb-norway.ca/
      Links/Camp+Norway/Default.htm#Norwegians

Archived: 2004 February 25
http://www.emb-norway.ca/
      Links/Camp+Norway/Default.htm#Norwegians


Camp Norway Pilgrimage 2001 to various sites in Nova Scotia connected
with the Second World War, including Lunenburg, Camp Norway and
the Fisheries Museum...
    http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=feature/norway


Their Majesties the King and Queen of Norway visited Canada, May 2002
    http://www.emb-norway.ca/norwaycanada/statevisit02/


Camp Norway by the Canadian Nordic Society
    http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/campnorway.html


Canadian Nordic Society
    http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/


Norway and World War Two by Tor Dagre
    http://odin.dep.no/odin/engelsk/norway/history/032005-990466/


Canada and Norway: Celebrating 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations
During World War Two, Norwegian armed forces trained
in Camp Norway, Nova Scotia, and in Little Norway, Ontario...
    http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canadaeuropa/
        country_norcelebration-en.asp


Royal Norwegian Embassy by Ottawa Life.
A substantial part of Norway's merchant fleet served
in North Sea convoy traffic from Halifax to Britain...
    http://www.ottawalife.com/embassy.asp?embassyid=49


Nova Scotia Tour: Day 8 Chester to Mount Denson
...One really interesting small monument caught my attention.
When Hitler invaded Norway in 1940, a group of Norwegian fisherman
fled to Canada.  These men set up a camp near Chester...
    http://www.tomswenson.com/NSday8.htm







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    /remem/plaques.html



Camp Norway memorial Camp Norway memorial Lunenburg
    /lunenco/norwaycmp.html


Norwegian Memorial, Sackville Landing Norwegian memorial, Sackville Landing Halifax
    /hfxrm/norwayhfx.html


Chester war memorial Chester war memorial Chester
    /lunenco/chesmem.html


Chester bronze cannons Chester bronze cannons Chester
    /lunenco/chesbronzcann.html


New Ross war memorial New Ross war memorial New Ross
    /lunenco/rossmem.html


Veterans' Memorial Bridge Bridgewater
    /lunenco/bridgelahave.html


Hubbards war memorial Hubbards war memorial Hubbards
    /hfxrm/hubbmem.html


M.R. Sabourin memorial plaque M.R. Sabourin memorial plaque Northwest Cove
    /lunenco/sabourinmem.html



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