Churchill enthusiasts in Norway have established a new chapter of the International Churchill Society: ICS Norway. “We are very excited to establish the first official ICS chapter in Scandinavia,” said chairman and founding member Hans Frode Kielland Asmyhr. “Churchill and Norway were closely connected, especially during the Second World War.”
As First Lord of the Admiralty in the first year of the Second World War, Churchill was determined to try to defend Norwegian independence. Later, as Prime Minister, he did all he could to support Norwegian resistance after the country was occupied by the enemy. “We want to do our part to honour Winston Churchill’s name and legacy,” explained Asmyhr. “Establishing a chapter of the ICS in Norway is an important part of this. Churchill was the first foreign citizen given the honour of addressing the Norwegian Parliament, and his legacy in defending freedom against fascism and communism continues to resonate in our country.
ICS Norway will focus on Churchill’s abilities as a leader, his role in securing democracy, and his connections to Norway. Randolph Churchill, President of the International Churchill Society, said, “We are very honoured to see the establishment of an ICS chapter in Norway, a country closely connected to my great-grandfather’s story. We wish the new chapter all the best and look forward to many excellent events in Norway.”
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