Would you trust
|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.
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
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.