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Spirit of the Vikings, 1942-47:



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Title: Reaction to Nazi propaganda in Norwegian-American newspapers.
Language: Norwegian.
Broadcast date: 1941.08.12
Duration: 11’19
Producer: Tor Myklebust

Content: USA’s reaction to Hitler-propaganda.



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Title: Norwegians abroad.
Language: English.
Broadcast date: 1942.10.14
Duration: 12’41
Producer: Gladys Petch

Content: Edvard Hambro speaks about the Norse Federation (Nordmanns-Forbundet), an organization founded in 1907 to strengthen solidarity between Norwegians in Norway and abroad.



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Title: Patriotic attitudes among Norwegian Americans
Language: Norwegian.
Broadcast date: 1943.05.20
Duration: 1’46
Producer: Sigurd Stoveland

Content: The purpose is to dispel rumors of Nazi sympathizers among Norwegian Americans.



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Title: Den norske presse i De forente stater (The Norwegian press in the USA).
Language: Norwegian.
Broadcast date: 1943.05.28
Duration: 10’03
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Content: About 10-12 Norwegian newspapers in the USA and their role in providing information about developments in occupied Norway and in furthering Norway’s struggle for freedom in the USA.



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Title: The 99th Infantry Battalion
Language: English
Broadcast date: 1943.06
Duration: 13’40
Producer: Gladys Petch

Content: Thor Krog tells about his military division stationed in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. About training and entertainment. About soldiers who speak Norwegian even though most of them are American citizens. About the camp paper “The Viking,” edited by Krog.



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Title: Norwegians in the USA
Broadcast date: 1944.10.17
Duration: 13’19
Producer: Gladys Petch

Content: Editor Carl Søyland about a questionnaire in his newspaper Norway Times, based in Brooklyn, New York, in which Norwegians were asked about their views on the USA, etc. Mrs. Petch and another reporter share examples from responses to the questionnaire.



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Title: Sons of Norway—50thAnniversary.
Language: English.
Broadcast date: 1945.01.09
Duration: 14’15
Producer: Gladys Petch

Content: Ernest Eriksen, head of Sons of Norway’s Brooklyn lodge; speaks about the goals of the organization. He speaks about S/N members engaged in the war, about the anniversary dinner with prominent guests such as Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Märtha and Ambassador Wilhelm Morgenstierne.



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Title: Per Høst on the making of a documentary film about Norwegian Americans
Language: English
Broadcast date: 1945.07.17
Duration: 12’12
Producer: Gladys Petch

Content: Per Høst tells about his travels in the USA, Norwegian immigrants in the USA, Norwegian settlements in New York, the Midwest and Seattle, and about Ole Bull’s Oleanna.



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Title: Bonds of cultural friendship between Norway and the USA
Language: English
Broadcast date: 1945.09.25
Duration: 13’36
Producer: Arne Skouen

Content: Einar Haugen (born in Iowa of Norwegian parents, professor and head of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison) about his work as USA’s cultural attaché in Norway.



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Title: Mr. Nelson’s contribution to the war as a teacher of Norwegian.
Broadcast date: 1945
Duration: 13’30
Producer: Gladys Petch

Content: About Dr. Frank Nelson and Mrs. Nelson’s work on behalf of the Norwegian government, the Information Office in New York, courses in Norwegian for American soldiers of Norwegian or European heritage at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.


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