Någonstans i Sverige (1973)

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In the end of 1939 the Soviet Union attacks Finland. In Sweden 100.000 men are quickly drafted to guard the northeastern border. Men, who have almost no military training, are suddenly ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Janne Carlsson ...
 111:an Elof 'Loffe' Olsson (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jan Nygren ...
 Stora Norrland (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Per Waldvik ...
 Svante 'Morsgrisen' Berglund (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Willie Andréason ...
 Molnets Broder (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Hans Klinga ...
 Stabsfurir Lennart Hansson (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Per Ragnar ...
 Fänrik Krister Anker / ... (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ove Tjernberg ...
 Förbandschefen Kapten Karl-Gustav Borgman (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Stig Törnblom ...
 'Svarte Rudolf' Ketola (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Olle Björling ...
 107:an Andersson (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Rune Hallberg ...
 Sångfågeln (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Tommy Johnson ...
 Korpral Hugg (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Monica Zetterlund ...
 Sif Olsson (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
Anna Sällström ...
 Sonja (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Monica Nordquist ...
 Farmaceuten Harriet (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Kjerstin Dellert ...
 Svärmodern Ingeborg (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Svärfadern (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Per Grundén ...
 Komminister Stenberg (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Torsten Lilliecrona ...
 Direktör Malte Sellin (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Lil Terselius ...
 Marianne (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Meta Velander ...
 Viola Berglund (3 episodes, 1973)
Peder Kinberg ...
 Peter (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Fredrik Ohlsson ...
 Sixten Hök (2 episodes, 1974)
Lars Jergmar ...
 Fältprästen (2 episodes, 1974)
Gunnel Sporr ...
 Fru Andersson (2 episodes, 1974)
Marie Ahrle ...
 Tornsvalan (2 episodes, 1974)
Helge Hagerman ...
 Översten (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
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In the end of 1939 the Soviet Union attacks Finland. In Sweden 100.000 men are quickly drafted to guard the northeastern border. Men, who have almost no military training, are suddenly expected to behave as full-fledged soldiers. In one of the units we find 107 Andersson, 111 Loffe and a bunch of men with nicknames as Morsgrisen and Stora Norrland. After some months the war in Finland is over, but World War II continues and the unit moves to the western border of Sweden, where the men have to stay for many years to come. Sweden is not at war, but some of the men are frightened that the Nazis will one day attack also this country. The years passes by without much drama. There are some confrontations with German soldiers on the other side of the border, but the problems the men in the unit encounter are mainly of a more social nature. The young staff sergeant develops a liaison with a woman in a nearby village although he is already engaged with a girl back home, and in Stockholm ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson@bredband.net}

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Sweet nostalgia over WW II era in Sweden
15 June 2002 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Någonstans i Sverige means "Somewhere in Sweden", and was the very indifferent address of drafted men serving for the defense in Sweden during World War II. This TV series is based on the very famous Swedish journalist/writer Jan-Olov Olsson's novel with the same title. The series follows a handful of drafted men during the war, and at the same time gives a quite, but open-hearted portrayal of influential persons of World history, like Hitler, Churchill, and F.D. Roosevelt.


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