21 died in the explosion in the kings bay-accident in Ny-Ålesund in Spitsbergen i 1962. The accident led to the fall of the Norwegian labor party government ruling since WW2. Was this really an accident, and was it under Norwegian control?
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When journalist Harriet Hansen attends the court case she hears that sentencing will take place in the afternoon. Later she learns that the Norwegian Generalkonsulat in Murmansk has issued a press statement about the outcome of the trial, before the judge had actually pronounced her verdict. If the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had wanted to issue a press release, they would have done it from HQ in Oslo, not by an office abroad (and certainly not by a consulate). See more