Oslo fells London's annual Christmas tree in decades-old tradition

OSLO (Reuters) - From an Oslo forest comes the Christmas gift Norway gives Britain every year - a towering tree for London’s Trafalgar Square, a token of gratitude for British support during World War Two.

Norway’s exiled king and government fled Nazi occupation and took refuge in the British capital from 1940 to 1945, building lasting bonds between the two countries.

The Christmas tradition, which began in 1947, leaves little to chance. Suitable trees are...
source: Reuters

2019-11-19 17:47
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