Welcome to Norway! Here’s what you need to know: Norwegians are born with skis on, and they really love their fish.
More than 50,000 personnel from 31 NATO and partner nations are gathering in Norway for exercise Trident Juncture 18. Their hosts in the Royal Norwegian Army have some practical advice to share.
Held in central Norway, the NATO exercise starts on 25 October and continues through 7 November.
Footage includes drone shots of Norway; Norwegian soldiers.
--SOUNDBITE (English)— Captain Kim Kasparsen, Norwegian Army “Welcome to Norway! I'm Captain Kim Kasparsen. This is some things you need to know about Norway.”
TEXT ON SCREEN NUMBER ONE: SAY “HALLO!”
--SOUNDBITE (English)— Lance Corporal Astrid Drangsholt, Norwegian Army “Hallo! God morgen! That means ‘hello, good morning’ in Norwegian.”
TEXT ON SCREEN NUMBER TWO: BRING YOUR SKIS
--SOUNDBITE (English)— Sergeant Karine Holmnstad, Norwegian Army “‘Ski’ is a Norwegian word. Some say Norwegians are born with skis on their feet and we've been skiing ever since.”
TEXT ON SCREEN NUMBER THREE: HOPE YOU LIKE FISH!
--SOUNDBITE (English)— Sergeant Brage Bolstad-Andreassen, Norwegian Army “Here in Norway, we absolutely love our fish. Our favourites are torsk, laks, hyse, ørret, and they're all absolutely delicious.”
TEXT ON SCREEN NUMBER FOUR: NORWAY IS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF NATO
--SOUNDBITE (English)— Lieutenant Hans Marius Markestad, Norwegian Army “In 1949, Norway joined NATO as one of the Organization’s founding countries. And we’ve been Allies ever since.”
TEXT ON SCREEN NUMBER FIVE: RUDOLPH LIVES HERE
--SOUNDBITE (English)— Private Camilla Ueland, Norwegian Army “The symbol of our unit is the reindeer, and we have loads of reindeer up here in Norway.”
This media asset is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is restricted for use for other purposes. Archival footage of treaty signing and fish imagery from cultural commons. Reindeer images courtesy of the Royal Norwegian Army.