Photographs of
Norwegian
War Memorial

WW2     1939 – 1945

Officially unveiled 28 May 1994




Chester
Lunenburg County
Nova Scotia

Located on the Parade, South Street at Central Street

GPS location:   44°32'11"N   64°14'33"W



Norwegian war memorial monument, Chester: general view looking northeast

Photographed on 31 October 2002



Norwegian war memorial monument, Chester: south face
South face

Photographed on 31 October 2002



Norwegian war memorial monument, Chester: general view looking southeast

Photographed on 28 July 2003



Norwegian war memorial monument, Chester: north face
North face

Photographed on 28 July 2003



Norwegian war memorial monument, Chester: after Rememberance Day 2005

Photographed on 19 November 2005






Links to Relevant Websites

Norwegians in Nova Scotia during the Second World War
by the Norwegian Embassy, Ottawa
In 1940 Norway, with a population of some 3,000,000, had the
third largest ocean going merchant fleet in the world, about 1100 ships.
When Nazi Germany invaded the country without warning on the 9th of April
that year, 1024 of those ships were at sea.  The King immediately ordered
them all to proceed to allied ports.  At the same time, the German-backed
government that had been set up in Oslo under Vidkun Quisling, was
broadcasting orders for the ships to return home.  Not a single one did so
and Norway's great merchant fleet was now at the disposal of the Allies.
This is where Nova Scotia comes in to the picture...
    http://www.emb-norway.ca/Embassy-and-Consulates/
        norwaycanada/Historical-ties/campnorway/norwegians/

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of:
Norwegians in Nova Scotia
during the Second World War

Archived: 2003 June 19
http://web.archive.org/web/20030619042042/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
      Links/Camp+Norway/Default.htm

Archived: 2003 August 03
http://web.archive.org/web/20030803035504/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
      Links/Camp+Norway/Default.htm

Archived: 2004 January 09
http://web.archive.org/web/20040109231813/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
      Links/Camp+Norway/Default.htm

Archived: 2004 February 25
http://web.archive.org/web/20040225141352/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     Links/Camp+Norway/Default.htm


Camp Norway Pilgrimage 2001 to various sites in Nova Scotia connected
with the Second World War, including Lunenburg, Camp Norway and
the Fisheries Museum...
    http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=feature/norway


The Wayback Machine has archived copies of:
Their Majesties the King and Queen of Norway
visited Canada, May 2002

Archived: 2003 September 01
http://web.archive.org/web/20030901064330/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     Links/State+Visit+2002/Default.htm

Archived: 2004 January 24
http://web.archive.org/web/20040124133735/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     Links/State+Visit+2002/Default.htm

Archived: 2004 June 29
http://web.archive.org/web/20040629055808/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     norwaycanada/statevisit02/

Archived: 2005 March 08
http://web.archive.org/web/20050308015738/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     norwaycanada/statevisit02/

Archived: 2006 August 07
http://web.archive.org/web/20060807014308/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     norwaycanada/statevisit02/

Archived: 2007 October 23
http://web.archive.org/web/20071023150453/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     norwaycanada/statevisit02/

Archived: 2008 March 20
http://web.archive.org/web/20080320050344/http://www.emb-norway.ca/
     norwaycanada/statevisit02/


Canadian Nordic Society
    http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/


The Wayback Machine has archived copies of:
Camp Norway, by the Canadian Nordic Society

Archived: 2002 February 01
http://web.archive.org/web/20020201213202/http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/
      campnorway.html

Archived: 2003 April 09
http://web.archive.org/web/20030409210627/http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/
      campnorway.html

Archived: 2004 October 11
http://web.archive.org/web/20041011153615/http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/
      campnorway.html

Archived: 2005 December 21
http://web.archive.org/web/20051221182808/http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/
      campnorway.html

Archived: 2006 September 07
http://web.archive.org/web/20060907050527/http://www.canadiannordicsociety.com/
      campnorway.html


Norway and World War Two by Tor Dagre
    http://www.norway.org/aboutnorway/history/after1814/ww2/


Canada and Norway: Celebrating 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations
During World War Two, Norwegian armed forces trained
in Camp Norway, Nova Scotia, and in Little Norway, Ontario...
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/canadaeuropa/country_norcelebration-en.asp

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of:
Canada and Norway: Celebrating 60 Years
of Diplomatic Relations

Archived: 2003 May 03
http://web.archive.org/web/20030503054237/http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/
      canadaeuropa/country_norcelebration-en.asp

Archived: 2003 October 30
http://web.archive.org/web/20031030163038/http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/
      canadaeuropa/country_norcelebration-en.asp

Archived: 2004 May 28
http://web.archive.org/web/20040528211019/http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/
      canadaeuropa/country_norcelebration-en.asp

Archived: 2004 November 21
http://web.archive.org/web/20041121162112/http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/
      canadaeuropa/country_norcelebration-en.asp

Archived: 2005 March 09
http://web.archive.org/web/20050309203917/http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/
      canadaeuropa/country_norcelebration-en.asp


Royal Norwegian Embassy by Ottawa Life.
A substantial part of Norway's merchant fleet served
in North Sea convoy traffic from Halifax to Britain...
    http://www.ottawalife.com/embassy.asp?embassyid=49

The Wayback Machine has archived copies of:
Royal Norwegian Embassy, by Ottawa Life

Archived: 2003 October 12
http://web.archive.org/web/20031012021716/http://ottawalife.com/
      embassy.asp?embassyid=49

Archived: 2004 August 07
http://web.archive.org/web/20040807220805/http://www.ottawalife.com/
      embassy.asp?embassyid=49

Archived: 2005 February 07
http://web.archive.org/web/20050207105238/http://ottawalife.com/
      embassy.asp?embassyid=49

Archived: 2006 March 28
http://web.archive.org/web/20060328100250/http://www.ottawalife.com/
      embassy.asp?embassyid=49


Nova Scotia Tour: Day 8 Chester to Mount Denson
...One really interesting small monument caught my attention.
When Hitler invaded Norway in 1940, a group of Norwegian fisherman
fled to Canada.  These men set up a camp near Chester...
    http://www.tomswenson.com/NSday8.htm







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/plaques.html



Camp Norway memorial Camp Norway memorial Lunenburg
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/norwaycmp.html


Norwegian Memorial, Sackville Landing Norwegian memorial, Sackville Landing Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/norwayhfx.html


Chester war memorial Chester war memorial Chester
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/chesmem.html


Chester bronze cannons Chester bronze cannons Chester
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/chesbronzcann.html


New Ross war memorial New Ross war memorial New Ross
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/rossmem.html


Veterans' Memorial Bridge Veterans' Memorial Bridge Bridgewater
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/bridgelahave.html


Hubbards war memorial Hubbards war memorial Hubbards
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/hubbmem.html


M.R. Sabourin memorial plaque M.R. Sabourin memorial plaque Northwest Cove
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/sabourinmem.html


Go To:   Nova Scotia History, Chapter One
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory01.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia Historical Biographies
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory00.html#ns-historical-biog

Go To:   Proclamations: Land Grants in Nova Scotia 1757, '58, '59
    http://planter2010.ca/proc/proclamations-ndx.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia Quotations
    http://ns1758.ca/quote/quotes.html

Go To:   History of Railway Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/rail/railways.html

Go To:   History of Electric Power Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/electric/electric.html

Go To:   History of Automobiles in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/auto/automobiles.html

Go To:   History of Telegraph and Telephone Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/tele/telephone.html

Go To:   Home Page
    http://ns1763.ca/index.html



First uploaded to the WWW:   2002 November 03
Better photographs installed:   2003 August 01
New photograph installed:   2005 November 20
Latest update:   2010 April 27