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Akershus Fortress


Akershus Fortress or Akershus Castle is a medieval castle that was built to protect Oslo, the capital of Norway. It has also been used as a prison.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction (2016)

Works and Authors of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden Since 1967 by Mitzi M. Brunsdale

By the time the Nazis surrendered Oslo's Akershus Fortress on May 11, 1945, the originally small Norwegian sabotage group “Milorg” had become a full military force. “Company Linge,” a special operations unit, was carrying out coastal ...

Google previewBritannica Concise Encyclopedia (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Haakon V built the Akershus fortress c. 1300. After it was destroyed by fire in 1624, King CHRISTIAN II of DenmarkNorway built a new town farther west and called it Christiania. It grew in the 19th century, partly by absorbing neighbouring ...

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