This image, from the National Archives of Norway, shows a Norwegian hospital at Christmastime during the Second World War. Neutral Norway was invaded and occupied by the Nazis on the 9th of April, 1940, and was not liberated until 1945.
Norwegian women participate in at a suffrage march in New York in 1913. X
Women in Norway earned the right to vote in stages, however a milestone was reached on the 14th of June, 1907, when middle class women were finally granted permission to vote in parliamentary elections.
While women’s suffrage came fairly early to Norway, by this point in time women in countries such as New Zealand and Australia had had full voting rights for several years.
Women vote in 1909.
The first Norwegian parliamentary election to include women was held in 1909.
It was not until 1913 that women’s voting rights equal to men’s were granted.
Norway’s new royal family arrives in the capital, Christiania (now called Oslo) on the 25th of November, 1905.
The new king, Haakon VII, was a Danish prince who became ruler of Norway when the union with Sweden was dissolved that year.
Haakon ruled until his death in 1957, and is famous for his resistance against the long Nazi occupation during the Second World War.
SS Norge in the late nineteenth century. X
On the 28th of June, 1904 Danish passenger liner SS Norge ran aground near Rockall in the North Atlantic Ocean and sank.
Over 635 people died, with the highest number of victims coming from Norway.
The liner sank twelve minutes after the accident, pulling many who had tried to jump to safety underwater with it, and drowning them.
Those who survived were saved by British and German ships. One of the survivors was Norwegian poet Herman Wildenvey.