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The man who is honored with this statue was one of my country's greatest war heroes. He was named Leif Larsen, and was nicknamed the Shetlands Larsen. He took part in the Winter War in Finland in early 1940. He was born in 1906 and died in 1990. Later he returned to Norway where he participated in the fight against the German occupying forces. He was later central to a group called the Shetland Bus. He traveled a total of 52 trips from the Norwegian west coast to Shetland with ordinary fishing boats, and carried both agents, refugees and weapons. Later he was Captain of a navy vessels.

Tomorrow is Norway's national day, and celebrates the constitution, and the celebration of peace, freedom and democracy are central to this day. Then it might fit to post this picture now, to celebrate National Day, and as a reminder of these important values ​​in a free and democratic society.

The statue of this highly decorated man was unveiled in 1995 and is located in central Bergen, close to the fish market, on a pier that bears his name, or rather: aliases: Shetland Larsen's Brygge (pier). The statue is placed with its face towards west (Shetland) and the sea.

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