Interview with Mrs Borghild Mitchell
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
Scope and Content:
Title: Mrs B. Mitchell - The Norwegian Resistance in World War 2
Speaker(s): Mitchell, Mrs B.; Haley, Edward
Date of recording: 16/3/81
Length of tape: 75 mins
Depositor Haley, Edward
Restrictions: Copyright E. Haley
Synopsis of tape: Interview with Mrs. B. Mitchell, born 1924 in Norway; family background, school, games, household chores; ambitions, first job helping an old lady; description of German invasion; her role in the Resistance movement and description of how it worked; being searched by Germans; 1943 - story of being captured and interrogated/tortured by Gestapo after fiance was captured; raid on Heavy Water Installation and involvement of Norwegian underground - relations with Allies, Intelligence; story of fiance's capture and death, fate of other membrs of group; attempted rape by German officer; use of horses by Germans; food and living conditions; celebrations after German surrender; feelings about Germans; fate of girls who went out with Germans; German babies; friendship with an English soldier; learned English in Billericay while working as a nanny; married an Englishman in 1948.
Dates of Creation:
Custodial History:
Ted Haley Accession Number A0076
Related Unit of Description:
Photograph of Mrs Borghild Mitchell aged 18 catalogued as SA 20/1141/4

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TypeKey termsDescription
Document Types Sound recording Mrs B. Mitchell - The Norwegian Resistance in World War 2, 1981