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Tag : Norway

1945-02-09HMS Venturer sinks U-864

U-864 is sunk by British submarine HMS Venturer, killing all 73 onboard. It is the only instance in the history of naval warfare where one submarine has intentionally sunk another while both were submerged.

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1945-01-231945-05-08Operation Hannibal

The evacuation of troops and civilians from Courland, East Prussia, and the Polish Corridor. Hundreds of merchant vessels and Germany's largest remaining naval vessels would transport hundreds of thousands of evacuees and soldiers across the Baltic.

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1944-11-12Tirpitz Sunk

The Royal Air Force launches 29 Avro Lancaster bombers in one of the most successful precision bombing attacks of war and sinks the German battleship Tirpitz, with 12,000 lb Tallboy bombs off Tromso, Norway.

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1944-10-241944-11-08Operation Infatuate

The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division is forced to fight it's away across the 40 metre wide Walcheren Causeway, a mile-long land bridge from South Beveland to the island. German troops hold the island until the 8th of November.

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The largest amphibious invasion of all time, with 175,000 troops, 195,700 Allied naval and merchant navy personnel in over 5,000 ships.

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1944-03-24The Great Escape

76 prisoners of Stalag Luft III escape. 73 are subsequently recaptured and 50 are murdered by the Gestapo on Hitler's orders.

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A total of 55 torpedoes and 2,195 shells are fired at German Battlecruiser Scharnhorst. At 19:45 hours she sinks, her propellers still turning. Of a total complement of 1,968 men, only 36 survived.

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1943-11-16Vemork Heavy Water Bombed

American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway. 143 B-17 bombers drop 711 bombs, of which at least 600 missed the plant. The damage, however, was quite extensive.

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1943-02-27Heavy Water Sabotage

On the night of February the 27th, Norwegian commandos succeeded at destroying the production facility with a second attempt known as Operation Gunnerside.

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1941-03-04Operation Claymore

A combined British Commando, Norwegian and Royal Engineers force raid the Lofoten Islands in Norway. They successfully destroy fish oil factories and some 3,600 tonnes of oil and glycerine, 18,000 tons of shipping are also sunk.

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