NORWAY: H7

In occupied Norway the symbol for defiance of Hitler's Nazis was not Winston Churchill's stubby-fingered V for victory, but an H crossed by the figure 7. Painted on walls, tramped out in the snow, scratched on the sides of Nazi troop trains, chalked on Gestapo command cars, perpetually erased, perpetually reappearing, the omnipresent H7 was a perennial reminder to the people of Norway and to their occupiers that the true sovereign of their indomitable spirit was their exiled King Haakon VII.

The first King to rule Norway as an independent monarch since the 14th century, Haakon (rhymes roughly with token)...

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