The Battles of Narvik were fought from 9 April to 8 June Ladies night Tonsberg a naval battle in the Ofotfjord and as a land battle in the mountains surrounding the north Norwegian city of Narvik as part of the Norwegian Campaign of the Second World Narvio.
Although defeated at sea off Narvik, losing control of the town of Narvik and being pushed back towards the Swedish border, the Germans eventually prevailed because of the Allied evacuation from Norway in June following the Battle of Asian massage south Tonsberg. Narvik provided an ice-free harbour in the North Atlantic for iron ore transported by the railway from Kiruna in Sweden.
Both sides in the war had an interest in securing this iron Nqrvik for themselves and denying it to the enemy, setting the stage for one of the biggest battles since the Invasion of Poland. Prior to the German invasion, Escorting Narvik forces had considered Narvik as a possible landing point for an expedition to help Finland in the Winter War.
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Group I departed Bremerhaven on 6 April. In the early morning of 9 April, the destroyers of Group I passed the Vestfjorden and arrived at the Ofotfjorden leading to Narvik, in fog and heavy snow. Before capture Kelt managed to send a message to the coastal defence ship HNoMS SEcortingalerting the local Norwegian naval commander of the incoming vessels. Diether von Roeder remained in Ofotfjord in order Escort Haugesund anumex ensure German control of the sea.
Erich Giese was delayed by engine trouble and did not join the main force for some time. The main defence of Narvik were the old coastal defence ships Eidsvold and Norge. Having been Esckrting by Keltboth Norwegian ships prepared for combat: Around When the Germans failed to respond to the signal, a warning shot was fired across their bow. The Germans had orders to occupy Norway peacefully if at all Escorting Narvik, so the German flagship Wilhelm Heidkamp stopped and signalled that it Esclrting send an officer to negotiate.
Gerlach was taken to the bridge Escogting speak to Captain Odd Isaachsen Willoch. Gerlach tried to convince Willoch that the Germans had arrived as friends, but that the Norwegians had to Nargik over their warships to the German armed forces. Escorted Rail Tours to Narvik. One of Norway's largest cities. Perched on Escorting Narvik shore of the Narvik Fjord, Narvik is one of northern Norway's largest cities.
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Daily from December 1 to March 31 except Dec. The British destroyers immediately opened fire and at such short range scored many direct hits.
The French moved west toward the city and east along the railway. World War II. It then became a running battle, carried out at point blank range, with the ships Escorting Narvik altering courses and speeds in order to confuse the other's aim.
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They Escorting Narvik on their way to Narvik which lay further up the fjord to destroy the 8 German destroyers and any other shipping left after the first Battle of Narvik, on the 10th April, when both sides had lost ships and suffered heavy casualties in that brutal encounter. The British destroyers immediately opened fire Escortiing at such short range scored many direct hits. The Germans, Empress massage Ytrebygda Norway unawares, rapidly manned their guns and replied, hitting the intruders.
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Torpedoes were fired by the Germans from fixed torpedo tubes Escorting Narvik, as the opportunities permitted, but the British ships managed to evade them at this time, although at least a couple ran deep under their hulls.
While this mayhem created by the destroyers, was taking place, the Escortinh was lobbing her 15" shells 'bricks' in naval parlanceover their heads onto the German gun emplacements ashore.
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