..the funny little troll from Bergen..
Would you trust
this troll?
My name is Kurt Monsen and I am the founder of Nuav. I am responsible for the design and layout, and also keeping the site in shape. I started with Nuav just as a small project to see if it was difficult to work with a website. The interest for the subject lead to an almost explosive expansion, and several good helpers joined in from the early start. 
        As a designer, I felt I could add a little extra that usually is missing on other world war 2 sites. By making Nuav an easy and interesting place to visit, I feel that I am the missing link between those who knows nothing about WW2 and the experts in the field.

About me:
I was born in Bergen 1. August 1970 and grew up in a small suburb of Bergen (now a part of Bergen) called Laksevåg. This place was heavily involved in WW2 as both the u-boatbunker, the infrastructure that surrounds it and the big fort "Kvarven" is situated here, hence a lot of bombing from the allied forces where inevitably. My military experience is limited to three months of recruit school at Værnes outside Trondheim, and 9 months at Bodø Hovedflystasjon. A total of 12 months, a rarety these days. I was a corporal in the air force. (No, I was not a pilot!)
I have studied art and advertising and have worked some years as a designer for Coca-Cola, Jotun, Pripps, Freia/Marabou to name a few.
I still live in Laksevåg, and has built my house inside the old u-boat camp "U-bootlager Prien". An old barrack was once situated where my house is constructed. I have found live 9mm bullets, mauser bullets, bayonet, handgrenade(!) and a POW dogtag in my backyard, so you can say I live on historical ground!

My interest are among many things; military history, collecting militaria, astronomy, archeology, photography, painting, art, design, scale modeling, Russian Ikons, and working with my (sometimes unstable) computer.

Kurt Monsen

Norway during ww2

Excellent source 
of ww2 books!
Kurt's favorite books:

None at the moment.

All pictures/material unless otherwise stated, are owned or supervised by NDWW2/NUAV's webmaster. You are not allowed to copy, publish or in any way distribute material from these pages without the webmaster’s written permission. This site do not represent any kind of political statement, it is made by people with the historical interest of Norway in the period between 1940 - 1945. Copyright 1999, 2000 © Kurt Monsen.