Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 41. Chapters: Recipients of the Norwegian War Cross with Sword, Olav V of Norway, Haakon VII of Norway, George II of Greece, Leif Tronstad, Carl Gustav Fleischer, Hans Reidar Holtermann, Erik Gjems-Onstad, Eiliv Austlid, Max Manus, Knut Haugland, Gunnar Sønsteby, Gregers Gram, Bjørn Rørholt, Birger Eriksen, Oluf Reed-Olsen, Raoul Magrin-Vernerey, Knut Haukelid, Leif Larsen, Richard Atcherley, Edvard Tallaksen, Johan Koren Christie, Marius Eriksen, Jr., Sandy Glen, Bernard Warburton-Lee, Richard Been Stannard, Martin Linge, Kenneth Cross, Olaf Helset, Peter Deinboll, Torfinn Bjørnaas, Per Hysing-Dahl, Kaj Birksted, Einar Skinnarland, Zygmunt Bohusz-Szyszko, Andreas Aubert, Inge Steensland. Excerpt: Haakon VII (Prince Carl of Denmark and Iceland, born Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel) (3 August 1872 - 21 September 1957), known as Prince Carl of Denmark until 1905, was the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the personal union with Sweden. He was a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. As one of the few elected monarchs, Haakon quickly won the respect and affection of his people and played a pivotal role in uniting the Norwegian nation in its resistance to the attack and five-year-long Nazi occupation during World War II. In Norway, Haakon is regarded as one of the greatest Norwegians of the twentieth century and is particularly revered for his courage during the German invasion-he threatened abdication if the government cooperated with the invading Germans-and for his leadership and preservation of Norwegian unity during the Nazi occupation. He died at the age of 85 on 21 September 1957, after having reigned for nearly 52 years. Prince Carl of Denmark, later King Haakon VII of Norway, in 1889.Originally known as Prince Carl of Denmark (namesake of his maternal grandfather the Kin...
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