Saturday, March 24, 2007

Accepting Full Responsibility

It was not hard to appreciate that an active line was a very dangerous step, and it was easy to find arguments for failing to do anything...In my view we had experience enough after three years of occupation to know that each action by the Germans and NS began with caution and then gradually developed on harder lines if they experienced no opposition. We had never achieved anything at all by compliance and by indulging in the hope and belief that the worst could not happen.

---Tor Skjonsberg, in Norwegian Resistance 1940-1945 by Tore Gjelsvik

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