Norway resistance hero Soensteby dies

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Gunnar Soensteby, a Second World War resistance fighter who earned Norway’s highest military decoration for daring raids against the Nazis, died yesterday at a hospital in Oslo. He was 94.

Soensteby was a member of Kompani Linge, a group trained in Britain for secret missions during the 1940 to 1945 Nazi occupation of Norway, which carried out sabotage raids to hamper the German war effort.