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  Altmark Incident - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Altmark Incident (Norwegian: Altmark-saken) was a naval skirmish of World War II between United Kingdom and Nazi Germany, which happened on 16 February 1940 in what, at that time, were neutral Norwegian waters.
The Altmark incident convinced Hitler that the allies would not respect Norwegian neutrality, and on 19 February decided to intensify the planning for Operation Weserübung, the occupation of Denmark and Norway, which eventually took place on 9 April 1940.
The incident also had a more lasting propaganda effect in German-occupied Norway during the war, when the Norwegian collaborator government tried to neutralize their nickname Quislings by using the location of the skirmish (Jøssingfjord) to coin the derogatory term jøssing, referring to pro-allies and anti-nazis.
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 German tanker Altmark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Altmark was a German tanker and supply vessel, best known for her support of the German commerce raider, the "pocket battleship" Admiral Graf Spee, and her subsequent involvement in the Altmark incident.
She was built in Hamburg in 1938 by Blohm and Voss, was 141 metres long and had a gross tonnage of 7,021.
Altmark was assigned to support Admiral Graf Spee during her raid in the South Atlantic.
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 Altmark Incident   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The German tanker Altmark in Jøssingfjord, Norway, February 1940 The Altmark Incident (Norwegian: Altmark-saken) was a naval skirmish of the Second World War between United Kingdom and Nazi Germany, occurring in at that time neutral Norwegian waters on 16 February 1940.
The Altmark, a German supply ship, was returning to Germany with 299 British merchant sailors on board, who had been picked up from ships sunk by the heavy cruiser Graf Spee, herself scuttled after the Battle of the River Plate in December 1939.
Altmark was attempting to return to Germany with the 299 British merchant seamen that had been taken prisoner.
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 Altmark incident - TheBestLinks.com - February 16, Germany, Propaganda, Battle of the River Plate, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
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The Altmark incident refers to a naval skirmish of World War II between Britain and Germany, occurring in neutral Norwegian waters on 16 February 1940.
The Altmark, a German supply ship, was returning to Germany with 299 British merchant sailors on board, who had been picked up from ships sunk by the battleship Graf Spee, herself sunk at the battle of the River Plate in December 1939.
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 Altmark incident - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Altmark incident   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Altmark, a German auxiliary cruiser, was intercepted on 15 February 1940 by the British destroyer Intrepid off the coast of Norway.
It was carrying the captured crews of Allied merchant ships sunk by the German battleship Admiral Graf Spee in the South Atlantic, and took refuge in Jösing fjord, where it was cornered by HMS Cossack, under Captain Vian, and ran aground.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
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 Altmark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Altmark confirmed that this equivalence did not extend to all cases of funding...
The Altmark is a region in Germany, between Hamburg and Magdeburg, the northern third of...
The Altmark incidentIn mid-February 1940, the Altmark incident occurred.
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 The Altmark Incident   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
"The Navy is here!" Such was the historic greeting given to 300 British merchant seaman present in the German supply ship Altmark when a naval party from the destroyer HMS Cossack boarded the Altmark in Norway on the night of 16th February 1940 in World War 2.
The Altmark, which had on board British seamen captured from ships sunk by the German battleship Graf Spee, had tried to get back to Germany.
She was intercepted by the Cossack and took shelter in the fiord.
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 response #9   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Altmark incident had revealed the frailty of the neutrality of a small country which falls foul of the interests of two great powers.
The Altmark was the 15,000-ton German supply ship which had ministered to the needs of Graf Spee in the South Atlantic ; since the action off the Uruguayan coast, she had lain low, her holds packed with three hundred British seamen captured from Graf Spee’s victims.
The Altmark’s report described how a boarding party had seized the ship’s bridge “and began firing like blind maniacs into the German crew, who of course did not have a gun among them.” Six men died, many more were injured.
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 BBC - WW2 People's War - The Altmark Incident
Norway was a neutral country and, although made aware of Britain's view that the Altmark was carrying British prisoners and therefore breaching her neutrality, was also in fear of being invaded by Germany and therefore did not want to create an incident which could be used to precipitate such action.
Altmark was in Norwegian territorial waters but her voyage was quite legal if she was a genuine merchant ship.
The Altmark Incident was definitely an infringement of Norway's neutrality by both Britain and Germany.
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 Phony War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
She was later scuttled rather than face a large British fleet the Kriegsmarine falsely believed was awaiting her departure.
The support vessel for the Admiral Graf Spee, the tanker Altmark, tried to return to Germany by going around the north of Great Britain and then along the Norwegian coast.
In February 1940, the Altmark was boarded by the British destroyer HMS Cossack, in Jøssingfjord, Norway.
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 Altmark Incident info here at en.topicscontent.be   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
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On this day in History - Feb. 16 1940 - Altmark Incident: The German tanker German tanker Altmark, with 299 British prisoners, was boarded in neutral Norwegian waters by sailors from the British destroyer HMS Cossack and the prisoners set free, a breach of Norwegian...
Altmark Incident Part of World War II The German tanker Altmark in Jøssingfjord, Norway, February 1940.
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 German tanker Altmark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
'''Altmark''' was a German tanker / unarmed supply vessel, best known for her support of Admiral Graf Spee and later involvement in the Altmark Incident.
She was built in Hamburg in 1938 by Blohm and Voss.
When Admiral Graf Spee was scuttled in Montevideo Altmark returned to Germany, steaming north of Great Britain and along the Norwegian coast.
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Altmark was refloated at the next high tide and was towed back to Germany in Mar 40.
The ‘Altmark Incident’ was greeted with joy in Britain and the legality of it was never questioned.
The Incident also convinced Adolph Hitler that Norway and Denmark were neither willing nor able to protect their neutrality against aggression, and, as a result, decided it was necessary to invade both countries to prevent Allied landings 1941 - The new HQ of Western Approaches at Derby House, Liverpool opens.
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 ::The Altmark incident::
The ‘Altmark’ was a supply ship for the scuttled pocket-battleship ‘Graf Spee’, sunk at the River Plate in December 1939.
The ‘Altmark’ was returning to Germany and as a naval auxiliary ship she could legally claim freedom from search by foreign forces.
The ‘Altmark’ was re-floated at high tide and continued to Germany — minus her prize.
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 Altmark Incident   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Altmark Incident was a naval skirmish of World War II between United Kingdom and Nazi Germany, occurring in at that time neutral Norwegian waters on 16 February 1940.
The Altmark, a German supply ship, was returning to Germany with 299 British merchant sailors on board, who had been picked up from ships sunk by the battleship Graf Spee, herself scuttled after the Battle of the River Plate in December 1939.
Altmark was attempting to return to Germany with 300 British merchant seamen that had been taken prisoner.
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 History for MY Experiences With The 86th
THE INCIDENT which triggered the Second World War was the simulated attack by the Germans on their own radio station near Gleiwitz on the Polish border.
On 16th of February, 1940, after a hectic search by The Royal Navy, the Altmark was located in the Jossing Fjord on the southern tip of Norway where she had taken refuge from the pursuing British destroyers.
It was this incident that caused Hitler to accelerate his plans for his occupation of Norway, believing that the British would not respect Norwegian neutrality.
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 HMS Cossack (F03) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HMS Cossack (L03/F03/G03) was a Tribal-class destroyer which became famous for the boarding of the German supply ship Altmark in Norwegian waters, and the associated rescue of sailors originally captured by the Admiral Graf Spee.
Cossack was laid down by the High Walker Yard of Vickers Armstrong at Newcastle-on-Tyne on 9 June 1936, launched on 8 June 1937 by Mrs.
This was the celebrated action in Jøssingfjord which resulted in the freeing of the Admiral Graf Spee prisoners on the supply ship Altmark and the death of seven of Altmark's crew members.
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 Battle of the River Plate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prisoners taken from merchant ships by Admiral Graf Spee who had been transferred to her supply ship Altmark were freed by a boarding party from the British destroyer HMS Cossack, in the Altmark Incident (February 16, 1940) — whilst in Jøssingfjord, at the time neutral Norwegian waters.
Prisoners who had not been transferred to Altmark had remained aboard Graf Spee during the battle, and were released on arrival in Montevideo.
On 22 December 1939 over 1,000 sailors from the Admiral Graf Spee were taken to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and interned there; at least 92 were transferred during 1940 to a camp in Rosario, and another group to Capilla Vieja, near Villa General Belgrano, a small town founded by German immigrants in 1932.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: German battleship Admiral Graf Spee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Supported by her supply ship, the tanker Altmark, her orders were to sink British merchant ships but to avoid combat with strong enemy forces, thus threatening vital Allied supply lines and drawing British naval units off their stations in other parts of the world.
Later, these 299 crew members were freed by force in neutral Norwegian territorial waters by the British destroyer HMS Cossack (the Altmark Incident).
HMS Cossack (L-03/F-03/G-03) was a Tribal-class destroyer which became famous for the boarding of the German supply ship Altmark in Norwegian waters, and the associated rescue of sailors originally captured by the Admiral Graf Spee.
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 Norwegian Campaign info here at en.88of100c.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
For the Germans, the Altmark Incident occurrenced that the British weren't in absolute compliance with Norwegian neutrality 'n Hitler codificationed that the reinforcing of invasion purposes be sped up.
Though the Orzeł reported the incident to the Admiralty, they were additionally worried sick by the locale with the Glowworm 'n the presumed German breakout to pony up it lots reasoning 'n didn't gap the dossier along.
At 23:00, as Forbes was lawful scoop of the incident with the Orzeł, Gruppe 5 was wayed by the Norwegian patrol vessel Pol III at the entrance to the Oslofjord.
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 Lycos Search Results: results for altmark
Altmark, Rotter and Saff has been a trusted name in the legal arena since our formation in 1992.
Richard Altmark began his legal career primarily defending those charged with criminal offenses.
Altmark (ECJ) Court of Justice of the European Communities.
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On 14 February 1940, the German tanker Altmark, carrying 303 British Prisoners of War (POW), was permitted to travel through Norwegian waters.
For the Germans, the Altmark Incident showed that the British were not in full compliance with Norwegian neutrality and Hitler ordered that the development of invasion plans be sped up.
Though the Orzeł reported the incident to the Admiralty, they were too concerned by the situation with the Glowworm and the presumed German breakout to give it much thought and did not pass the information along.
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 Ahoy - Mac's Web Log-Letters-Were the prisoners aboard the Altmark POWs in terms of international law?
Compare the Altmark affair with how the Norwegians handled the arrival of the "City of Flint"; This is why the question of POW vs. interned civilian is important.
Clearly, the prisoners on the Altmark were not, and with reference to the "City of Flint" affair the handling of the Altmark incident was, in my opinion, a shame.
However, later that night the Altmark was passing through Bergen Fortress under the protection of the Navy and the British were convinced the Norwegians would escort the Altmark to the gates of Nazi-Germany.
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 Altmark Incident   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
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DRK Kreisverband Östliche Altmark e.V. Nach Stichworten sortierter Überblick der vielfältigen Leistungen.
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 16 February 1940
In the Altmark incident, the Graf Spee's supply ship with Merchant Navy prisoners aboard is located off Norway and takes refuge in Jøssingfjord, within territorial waters.
After the sinking of the Graf Spee, the Altmark sailed for Europe taking a route near the Arctic to avoid detection.
The Altmark then ran aground and the rest of the Royal Navy party scrambled over the side, opening fire with their rifles and charging with fixed bayonets and cutlasses.
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