Theo Findahl

Theo Findahl (24 August 1891 19 May 1976) was a Norwegian teacher, journalist and foreign correspondent.[1]

Theo Findahl
Born(1891-08-24)24 August 1891
Tvedestrand, Norway
Died19 May 1976(1976-05-19) (aged 84)

Theodor Leonard Findahl was born in Tvedestrand in Aust-Agder, Norway. He was awarded a philological degree at the University of Oslo (1917). He worked as teacher until 1939, and from then as a foreign correspondent for the newspaper Aftenposten. He is particularly remembered for his reports from Germany on 5 and 7 April 1940, when he was a news correspondent in Berlin. These reports warned about the German attack on Norway, but the message was not taken seriously by the Norwegian Commanding Admiral.[2][3]

After the war, he was a foreign correspondent for Aftenposten in London, New York City and finally in Rome. Among his books are Kloster og arena. Streiftog i Spanien from 1926, Den gule keiservei. Inntrykk fra Japan from 1933, Undergang. Berlin 1939–1945 from 1945, and Lange skygger. Dagbok fra krigens Berlin 1939–1945 from 1964.[3]


  1. "Theodor Leonard Findahl". oslobilder. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  2. Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Theo Leonard Findahl". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  3. Ottosen, Rune. "Theo Findahl". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 25 March 2013.

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