Sweden in World War II - across borders

Norwegian troops in Sweden

Norwegian soldiers in the Linge company, based in Scotland, on several occassions used Sweden for the way back to Scotland after secret missions in Norway. Often they were parachuted into Norway.

One example is the Norwegians who sabotaged the "heavy water" plant in Rjukan, who crossed the border to Sweden on 18 March 1943.

In February 1945 one of the camps used for the training of Norwegian police reserve got a new use, with the consent of Sweden's social affairs minister. Here members of the Norwegian military resistance Milorg were instructed in sabotage and use of British and German arms. [s58]

A couple of thousand men came to Sweden and went back to Norway after the training, with no identity checks. [s58]

2013-10-27. www.konditori100.se. Text/pictures: Arne Granfoss ©. Prod: AG Informice