Pernille Petersen will sell off her mother's old bike to raise cash for The Haven Project

For sale... Bike that helped to beat Nazis

For sale... Bike that helped to beat Nazis

First published in News

A BIKE which a resistance fighter used when he blew up Nazi depots and railway lines in Denmark is to be sold to raise money for charity.

Pernille Petersen, who lives off Maldon Road, in Colchester, inherited the bike from her mother, Karin, who lived in Denmark.

During the Second World War, Karin was in America and her uncle, Viggo Friedrichsen, borrowed the bike to travel around the country blowing up depots and railways.

Ms Petersen has now decided to auction it in aid of the Haven Project, a charity which helps people with personality disorders in north Essex.

Anyone who would like to place a bid should call Ms Petersen on 07742 176175.

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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12:48am Tue 12 Aug 14

Boris says...

Well done Pernille, let's hope the bike fetches a good price, given its history. The Resistance fighters in the Nazi-occupied countries, like Pernille's uncle, were great heroes.
Anyone going to Copenhagen should visit the Resistance Museum, where they can learn so much more.
Well done Pernille, let's hope the bike fetches a good price, given its history. The Resistance fighters in the Nazi-occupied countries, like Pernille's uncle, were great heroes. Anyone going to Copenhagen should visit the Resistance Museum, where they can learn so much more. Boris
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