British sea, land and air forces in successful raid on German bases in Norway

Object Title

British sea, land and air forces in successful raid on German bases in Norway

British sea, land and air forces in successful raid on German bases in Norway

Date

1941

Reference

BEN 177

Level

Item

Scope and Content

On Saturday December 27th, 1941 British forces landed on the coast of Norway at Vaago and Maaloy Islands. German coast defences were silenced by British warships and bombers, and "Commandos" were landed under cover of smoke screens. Norwegian troops also took part in this operation which resulted in the destruction of 15650 tons of enemy shipping, in addition to munition dumps, oil tanks, military storehouses and a radio station. The entire German Garrison at Maaloy was killed or taken prisoner. British commandos attack under cover of a smoke screen.

Numbered FLM.651.

Extent

1 photograph

Access Conditions

Open access

Reproduction Conditions

Crown Copyright

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