whole of Finnmark had to be reconstructed.
The investigation committee who
went north to find out the extent of the damage that
was to be paid out, were some what confused by the
enormous houses with great numbers of rooms everybody
claimed they had.
Still, most of the claims were accepted, because everybody
had an understanding and compassion for all the suffering
and the fate of these people.
a side effect, the fishermen around Finnmark, began
to redraw and reconstruct the plans how their new
houses should look. Some changed the roof, others
built extensions. A lot of curious self-inventions
saw the day of light, and many are still standing.
"entrance" of what we today call the "welfare-society",
diden't start until 1960. The ration on cars was lifted,
and in the following years, a private car was more
and more a common sight.
1965, the Beatles sur passed Sinatra, and we slowly
entered into the "new-era", but not quite
the way NS had intended in the war
LOCATED IN THE MIDDLE OF SVOLVÆR
Even today, there are many traces
after the German occupation. In our time, the 2.W.War
feels sometimes distant, some times close, and even
sometimes one wonders if it took place at all.
But the 2.W.War was real enough, and
is accounted for by the vast bunkers and construction
around Lofoten. From the outermost point Reine to
Sørvågen, Stamsund, Sund, Ørsnes,
Kabelvåg you will find fortifications.
Svolvär is the city that has the most bunkers
and fortifications pr. Square kilometre. Remains of
these fortresses will stand for several decades to
come. Some with Russian inscriptions. What do they
mean? We don't know. Some with engravings of the Svolvär
Mountains, and the Svolvär goat together with
a fish and a seagull.
a last memory of those who laboured and built these