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We came across this statue by accident, as it is close to the port and in front of the tourist office. The tourist office sells a book about Bamse, titled "Sea Dog Bamse: World War II Canine Hero" by.... more »
I could not resist a photo opportunity with Barmse, what an interesting story so take time to rest a while and read about it. more »
Bamse (Norwegian for Teddy Bear) was a St. Bernard dog that became the heroic mascot of Free Norwegian during the Second World War. He became a symbol of Norwegian freedom during the war. The... more »
The statue of the famous Sea-dog Bamse is located next a cruise ship pier. Bamse was a dog of Captain Hafto, master of the Norwegian whaler Thorodd. This ship was destined for coast patrols during World War II and Bamse was estimated by crew because he was a very kind and brave dog. He was mascot of the Norwegian Royal Navy.
honningvag is the connection to go to nord kapp, that is the nothest point in europe, there is a landmark for this seadog.
Den er til minne om marieskipshunden som blei verdenskjent under WW2 - må nevne at hunden var innrullert i Den norske marine. Hundens ansikt vender mot SW hvor denne døde i 1944 i Montrose - der finnes først og fremst hovedstatuen. Det er gikk ut bok på både engelsk og norsk. Da statuen i Honningsvåg blei avduket var det stor festivitas med sekkepipeorkester og begge forfatterne var tilstede, hvor de på den lokale bokhandelen signerte bøker - som senere blei oversatt til norsk.
Great statue. After understanding the story behind it, I think it's cute.
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