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Anders Buraas

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Name  Anders Buraas

Role  Journalist
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Died  May 7, 2010, Montreux, Switzerland
Books  The SAS Saga: A History of Scandinavian Airlines System

Anders von Tangen Buraas (26 September 1915 – 7 May 2010) was a Norwegian journalist.

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He was born in Kristiania as a son of editor and attorney Carl Ludvig Buraas (1870–1933) and Dagny von Tangen (1874–1936). He finished his secondary education at Oslo Commerce School in 1933, and was hired as an office clerk in the newspaper Aftenposten. He remained here until 1941, when he had to flee to Sweden because he was involved in resistance to the German occupation of Norway which had started in 1940. He worked in the press office of the Norwegian legation in Stockholm before being transferred to London, where the Norwegian government-in-exile sat. After the war's end in 1945 he became London correspondent of Arbeiderbladet. In the same year he married British citizen Janette Margaret Watson Maxwell (1920–2001).

From 1949 to 1952 he worked in Norway, from 1952 to 1954 he was a correspondent in Washington DC. He was awarded the first Narvesen Prize in 1954. He was a subeditor in Arbeiderbladet from 1954 to 1958 and then went to the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation in 1958. This was in the earliest days of television in Norway. He was then information director in EFTA stationed in Washington DC from 1961 to 1962, information director in the Scandinavian Airlines System from 1963 to 1966 and information director in EFTA stationed in Geneva from 1966 to 1970. He became a freelance journalist in 1970 and remained in Switzerland for the rest of his life.

In 1972 he released the book Fly over fly. Historien om SAS, remade in English as The Making of SAS. A Triumvirate in World Aviation in 1973. He also wrote journalistic books such as Typisk amerikansk ("Typical American", 1954) and Hit og dit i Sovjet ("Here and There in Soviet", 1975). More biographical works followed with De reiste ut ("They Went Abroad", 1982) and Labben fra Grønland: Harald Herlufsen about Harald Herlufsen in 1982. His 1985 book Sverige tur-retur. Beretningen om flyktningene som ble soldater chronicled Norwegian refugees in Sweden during World War II. He died in May 2010 in Montreux.

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