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Friday, February 10, 2012

NARVIK:[PART ONE AND TWO]


GERMANY'S LOSS OF TEN DESTROYERS AND THREE CRUISERS DURING THE NORWEGIAN CAMPAIGN
THIS IS THE BATTLE THAT ALTERED THE OUTCOME OF WW II....SO DECIMATED THE KRIEGSMARINE THAT ADOLPH HITLER WAS COMPELLED TO CALL OFF THE INVASION OF GREAT BRITAIN.

Peering into the darkness as the heavy cruiser Blucher cautiously led the vanguard of German warships proceeding through the narrow straits of Norway’s Drobak Sound,
Kapitan zur See Heinrich Woldag tried without success to identify the darkened fortress at Oscarborg on the tip of Kaholmen Island.

The unseen fort was the invading column’s last obstacle before they would triumphantly steam into Oslo Harbor to quickly deploy the 1,000 German army shock troops hiding inside Blucher’s darkened hull. By dawn, the shocked Norwegian citizenry would awake to find the Nazi swastika flying over Norwegian King Haaken II’s palace; their capital fully under German military control with gun bristling Nazi tanks and scout cars patrolling the city’s streets.

NARVIK PART I

NARVIK PART II

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