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Norway, 2016: The country’s largest national newspaper, VG, exposes 11 cases of child sexual abuse in Tysfjord, a small community just north of the Arctic Circle.
A police investigation later uncovers 151 more cases in a population of just 2,000 people. Storyville: Beneath the Surface, captions, BBC 2022
In Tysfjord, the population is divided by a 900m fjord, with the Sami living on one side and the Norwegian-run authorities on the other. ibid.
‘My father destroyed my childhood … I just want people to understood what we went through.’ ibid. victim
Hitler orders a pre-emptive strike against both Norway and Denmark. Visions of War: The World in Flames 2012
Norway had hoped to remain neutral. Although comparable in size to Denmark, its armed forces were stronger. The country was to provide stronger resistance to the Nazis. Norway had its own Nazi party. World War II: The Complete History: The War That Wasn’t, Discovery 2000
After just two weeks of fighting, the Germans were in complete control of the South of Norway. And British and French troops were undertaking the first of what were to be a series of evacuations by sea. ibid.
Germany’s armies swept northward into Denmark and Norway. The aim was to conquer Norway and to secure Scandinavia on Germany’s northern flank. Denmark was just in the way. A British expedition to aid Norway was quickly defeated. World War II: The Complete History: A Kind of Victory
In the winter of 1943 the fiords of northern Norway provided a lair for the last of Adolf Hitler’s battle fleet. One of them was a battle-cruiser Scharnhorst … The Scharnhorst posed a threat to the Allies’ Arctic convoys. Secrets of World War II: The End of the Scharnhorst, 1997
For many years, it seemed as if nothing changed in Norway. You could leave the country for three months, travel the world, through coups d’etat, assassinations, famines, massacres and tsunamis, and come home to find that the only new thing in the newspapers was the crossword puzzle. Jo Nesbo
The Islands of Svalbard: within a few weeks frozen wastelands burst into life … from perpetual darkness to perpetual light, from frozen ice worlds to lands of vibrant life … One of the planet’s most extreme changes. Earth’s Greatest Spectacle II: Svalbard, BBC 2016
The Svalbard winter – A night that lasts for months. ibid.
Polar bear … is quite comfortable even at minus forty. ibid.
When the moon rises it can stay up for a week. ibid.
Magic colours in the Arctic Sky: Aurora Borealis – the northern lights. ibid.
Beautiful but brutal: vast glaciers flow from lonely peaks. ibid.
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I’m thinking Lilyhammer. Lilyhammer s1e1: Reality Check, Frank, BBC 2012
Don’t worry about a thing. I’m a brand-new guy over here. ibid.
I fell in love with your Olympics. ibid.
I’m opening a nightclub actually. ibid. Frank
You’re the fucking classiest immigrant I’ve ever met. ibid. Sigrid
Anybody else want to join the union? Lilyhammer s1e2: The Flamingo, Frank
Take care of a little business, huh? ibid.
I’m a dedicated student of your culture. ibid.
Nothing clears the mind like an early-morning swim. Lilyhammer s1e3: Guantanamo Blues, Frank
Get yourself a Norwegian licence. ibid. Control
But this year we suspect there’s a relocated ex-con from Guantanamo in town. ibid. rozzer to rozzer
There’s something I have to talk to you about. Lilyhammer s1e4: The Midwife, her to him
Yes. It’s been a bit sudden, but we’re looking forward to it. ibid. her to male midwife; he scowls
Those luscious lips. Beautiful tits. Round, smooth, creamy arses. Delicious pussies all waiting to be tasted, licked, bitten, sucked, savoured like a fine wine. ibid. Frank to Sigrid’s son
Friend: Haven’t you heard about the smoking law?
Frank: We make our own laws. ibid.
Do you know where I can find this Mafia type – where they hang out and stuff? Lilyhammer s1e5: My Kind of Town, Norwegian rozzer to US rozzer in New York
You whining fucking cocksucker. You really want to fuck with me? ibid. Frank to business partner
You’re mixing me up with somebody who gives a fuck. ibid. Frank
Geir was in a known trouble-spot accompanied by a prostitute. A lady boy, t’boot. Lilyhammer s1e6: Pack Your Lederhosen
Our philosophy here is that if people have nice surroundings they’ll feel nicer inside too. ibid. Screw
Time to make some moves on this fat fuck. ibid. Frank
There are rumours of two Americans causing a shitload of trouble. Lilyhammer s1e7: The Babysitter, Torgeir
I have a strong feeling you two know what happened to my friend. ibid. female rozzer to two heavies
I don’t like your boss but these two are worse. ibid. female rozzer to Torgeir
You can’t just leave. Lilyhammer s1e8: Trolls, her to him
I also belonged to an organisation that was a little tough to get out of. Maybe you’ve heard of it. The CIA. ibid. Frank to Torgeir
Enjoy life as a dead man. ibid. Mafia to Frank
I’m not the bad guy here. I’m the guy trying to fix this thing. ibid. him to her
Torgeir: It’s the names of your babies – Asbjorn and Asbjorg.
Frank: What? Lilyhammer s2e1: Millwall Brick
My God is a proud Catholic god – he looks down on skateboards and gay headwear. ibid. Frank to hipster priest
Torgeir: I promise I won’t fuck up again.
Frank: Let’s not be too hasty with the promises. Let’s just take one day at a time. ibid.
Frank: So let me get this straight. I pay you to take a business seminar and you learn how to peel a banana?
Torgeir: The banana is a metaphor. Lilyhammer s2e2: Out of Africa
These Norskies – they’re still Vikings without the stupid hats. ibid.
Reagan didn’t get the Berlin wall torn down by apologising to commies. Lilyhammer s2e3: Fiddler’s Green, Frank
Don’t let in any Englishmen. Or anyone resembling one. ibid. Torgeir to doorman
What a crazy ride it’s been. A big thanks to all who voted for me. You’re very wise. Lilyhammer s2e4: The Black Toe, Frank receives Flame trophy
Maybe we should use code-names: Mr Pink, Mr Blue, Mr Orange … Lilyhammer s2e5: The Black Island, Torgeir
Criminals have acquired some information about my past and I got to get it back. ibid. Frank to Torgeir
Bjorn is a great kid. But he is struggling with his psychomotor milestones. Lilyhammer s2e6: Special Education, special needs nursery teacher to Frank & Sigrid
I am the last guy in Lilyhammer you want to fuck with. Lilyhammer s2e7: The Freezer, Frank to farmer