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Någonstans i Sverige 

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 Jan Nygren ...  Stora Norrland 7 episodes, 1973-1974
Per Waldvik 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 Ove Tjernberg ...  Förbandschefen Kapten Karl-Gustav Borgman 6 episodes, 1973-1974
Stig Törnblom Stig Törnblom ...  'Svarte Rudolf' Ketola 6 episodes, 1973-1974
Olle Björling Olle Björling ...  107:an Andersson 6 episodes, 1973-1974
Rune Hallberg 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 Anna Sällström ...  Sonja 4 episodes, 1973-1974
Monica Nordquist ...  Farmaceuten Harriet 4 episodes, 1973-1974
Kjerstin Dellert ...  Svärmodern Ingeborg 3 episodes, 1973-1974
Gunnar Björnstrand ...  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 Peder Kinberg ...  Peter 3 episodes, 1973-1974
Fredrik Ohlsson ...  Sixten Hök 2 episodes, 1974
Lars Jergmar Lars Jergmar ...  Fältprästen 2 episodes, 1974
Gunnel Sporr Gunnel Sporr ...  Fru Andersson 2 episodes, 1974
Marie Ahrle Marie Ahrle ...  Tornsvalan 2 episodes, 1974
Helge Hagerman Helge Hagerman ...  Översten 2 episodes, 1973-1974


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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25 December 1973 (Sweden) See more »

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Sveriges Radio See more »
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This is where Janne Carlsson got his nickname "Loffe". See more »


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Written by Nils Perne
Performed by Ulla Billquist
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Sweet nostalgia over WW II era in Sweden
15 June 2002 | by stefan lundSee 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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