En global krig ny utstilling

War sailors in a global war

«War sailors in a global war" is an exhibition that opened in June 2019. It tells the story of how Norway and Norwegians, through the war sailors' efforts, were part of a massive worldwide war.

The exhibition consists of film, maps, and excerpts of letters that the sailors sent home to their loved ones. The war sailors were sailors who were to perform their job as usual, but under new and dangerous circumstances within a global war. Together with other Allied ships and sailors, they carried weapons, soldiers, fuel, and food all over the world.

The war sailors accounted for Norway's most significant contribution to the Allied victory during World War II, and the war sailors' efforts have been well recognized in Norwegian society today. The exhibition provides an essential insight into their lives and struggles during the war.