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Norway reveals Cold War secret


Norway has revealed one its deepest Cold War secrets.

During the chilly period, Oslo commissioned the construction of a modern coastal military defence facility to protect itself against the possibility of Soviet attack.

The base in Herdla, on Askøy Island near Bergen, is assured of a more peaceful future as it due to open to the public in the summer.

It is one of four clandestine bases built during the Cold War at a cost of billions of kroner.

Gunner Furre is the museum director:

“It is very exciting to be able to tell young people about this, the daily threat we lived under during this period,” Furre said.

The frosty relations between US/NATO and the Soviet Union lasted from 1945 to 1991.

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