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The Foreigner Norway Cold War torpedoes revealed. A top modern coastal artillery facility is to open as shortly for the public to view one of Norway’s classified state secrets. Herdla, located on Askøy Island near Bergen, Hordaland County, was built during Cold War times as part of Norway’s protection against a perceived Russian threat. Whilst the US/NATO-Russian chill lasted between approximately 1945 and 1991, Herdla was constructed right at the beginning of the ‘90s, perhaps even afterwards. Norway used billions of kroner on defensive measures.

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Norway Cold War torpedoes revealed

Published on Friday, 9th March, 2012 at 14:27 under the news category, by John Price   .

A top modern coastal artillery facility is to open as shortly for the public to view one of Norway’s classified state secrets.



Herdla, located on Askøy Island near Bergen, Hordaland County, was built during Cold War times as part of Norway’s protection against a perceived Russian threat.

Whilst the US/NATO-Russian chill lasted between approximately 1945 and 1991, Herdla was constructed right at the beginning of the ‘90s, perhaps even afterwards. Norway used billions of kroner on defensive measures.

“It was the time of The Cold War. We believed in this, and that is how we thought things should be,” Olav Helvig, former military project leader, told NRK.

The torpedo battery will be on display from this summer when the museum opens. Recalling the how it felt to live under the threat, museum director Gunnar Furre, said, “It’s very exciting to tell young people about this. It's an unknown world, yet a world I remember very well.”

Herdla is one of four facilities, including those located Troms and Vestfold, the Directorate for Cultural Heritage (Riksantikvaren) plans to preserve.




Published on Friday, 9th March, 2012 at 14:27 under the news category, by John Price   .

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