Death of a saboteur

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Gunnar Soensteby, shown here at the 2010 Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, died today. He was in the Kompani Linge, which fought against the German occupation in World War II. Soensteby was Norway’s most highly decorated person.

His group was considered the best saboteurs in Europe, led by Max Manus (he died in 1996) along with Soensteby.

It was the basis for the film, Max Manus.

  • Jeanne

    I was working the film festival in 2010 when Mr. Sonsteby came to Minnesota and introduced the Max Manus film. A true hero. If you’ve never seen the film, do so. It’s a great education on the Norwegian resistance fighters.