Salute to a hero
Carl J. Hambro (1885–1964) was a Norwegian press baron, author and politician. He was the Editor-in-chief of Morgenbladet, and known as an effective speaker and rhetorician. He was particularly famous for his political efforts during the German occupation. When the Germans invaded, he organised the evacuation of the government and royal family, and later drafted the famous ‘Elverumsfullmakten’ policy. Hambro stayed at the Bristol on several occasions, and the suite now named after him also faces onto Hambros Plass.