- Published: 01 June 2013 01 June 2013
- Last Updated: 01 June 2013 01 June 2013
The Arbeidstjenesten (AT) (Labor Service) was formed in Norway in September 1940 as local version of the Reichsarbeitsdienst but the root dates back to the 1930s and the non-Nazi voluntary organization Arbeidsfylkingen. It was under the control of the local Nazi party, Nasjonal Samling.
After the invasion of the Soviet Union a large number of AT officers volunteered, ending up in the Freiwilligen Legion Norwegen.
The commander of the AT, Carl Frølich Hanssen, was sentenced to seven years in prison post-war.
AT-General Carl Frølich-Hansen
(Courtesy of Arne Håkon)
Hans Fredrik Dahl - Quisling: A Study in Treachery
Richard Landwehr - Frontfighters: The Norwegian Volunteer Legion of the Waffen-SS
David Littlejohn - Foreign legions of the Third Reich, vol 1
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