En ensom norsk grav i Poznań
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Keywords

Halldor Espelid
andre verdenskrig
Sagan krigsfangeleir
Den store flukten
Hærens flygevåpen
331 skvadron
World War II
Sagan P.O.W. camp
the Great Escape
Royal Norwegian Air Force
331 Squadron

How to Cite

Lange, T. W. (2015). En ensom norsk grav i Poznań. Folia Scandinavica Posnaniensia, 17, 48–55. Retrieved from https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/fsp/article/view/3920

Abstract

The article is an account of the life and death of Halldor Espelid, a young Norwegian RAF pilot born in Bergen, trained at “Little Norway” in Canada, shot down over occupied France, put in the POW camp for airmen in Sagan (now Żagań in Poland), arrested near Flensburg while taking part in the so-called Great Escape, and murdered at the age of 24 by the Kiel Gestapo. His body was cremated, his ashes buried at Sagan and later moved to the Old Garrison Cemetery in Poznań, Poland, together with the remains of 47 other participants of the famous Great Escape murdered at Hitler’s personal order.
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