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 Battles of Narvik - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battles of Narvik were naval battles between the Royal Navy (the United Kingdom) and the Kriegsmarine (Germany) that occurred in April 1940 (during the Second World War).
Battle at Drøbaksundet –Battle at Midtskogen –Battles of Narvik–Namsos campaign–Operation Archery–Norwegian heavy water sabotage –Telavåg–Battle of Åndalsnes
During the battle, a Fairey Swordfish launched from the HMS Warspite sank the submarine "U-64", making it the first U-boat to be sunk by an aircraft in the Second World War.
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 Battle of the River Plate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Battle of the River Plate (13 December 1939) was the first major naval battle of World War II.
The Battle of the River Plate was a contributory factor to Adolf Hitler's low opinion of the German surface fleet.
The battle was a major propaganda victory for the British during the Phoney War, and the reputation of the First Sea Lord Winston Churchill was enhanced.
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 10 April 1940   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
First Battle of Narvik: The 2nd Destroyer Flotilla (Capt. Warburton-Lee with HMS's Hardy, Havock, Hostile, Hotspur and Hunter) enters Ofotfjord to attack the German ships assigned to the occupation of Narvik.
The first wave consisted of (nine Skuas of 803 Squadron under Lt. Lucy, while the second wave consisted of five Skuas of 800 Squadron and two of 803 Squadron, led by the Officer Commanding 800 Squadron, Captain Richard Thomas Partridge, RM.
The action reports indicate that the first wave scored two hits (Lt. Alexander Beaufort Fraser-Harris, RN the third to dive, Lt. Cecil Howard Filmer, RN, eighth to dive) and the second wave one (Lt. Kenneth Vyvyan Vincent Spurway, RN), all of 803 Squadron.
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Battle of Britain Battle of Britain, in World War II, series of air battles between Great Britain and Germany, fought over Britain from Aug. to Oct., 1940.
New York -> History The Colonial Period Although Giovanni da Verrazano was probably the first European to explore the region and Henry Hudson certainly visited the area, it was with Dutch settlements on Manhattan and Long Island that the city truly began to emerge.
The first ballet that combined movement, music, decor, and special effects was presented in France at the court of Catherine de' Medici in 1581.
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 Battle of the River Plate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The battle was a major propaganda blow for the Germans.
The battle was a major propaganda victory for the British during the Phoney War, and the reputation of the First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill was enhanced.
The battle is re-enacted with large-scale model boats throughout the summer season in the UK seaside resort of Scarborough.
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 Learn more about World War II in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Germany was unable to defeat the Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain and gain the air superiority needed to invade Britain.
Seesaw battles across the North African desert between Rommel's Afrika Korps and the Eighth Army came to an end with the British Commonwealth victory at the Second Battle of El Alamein.
Moscow was again spared, and at the end of 1942 the Soviets succeeded in surrounding and destroying the German 6th Army of 300,000 at the horrendously bloody Battle of Stalingrad.
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 Travel to Narvik - Norway - Norwegen - Europe - History - WorldTravelGate.net®-
When it was grounded during the Second Battle of Narvik, it was in sight of the city.
NARVIK was established less than a century ago as an ice-free port to handle the iron ore brought by train from northern Sweden, and the iron ore docks are immediately conspicuous upon arrival here, slap-bang in the centre of town, the rust-coloured machinery overwhelming the whole waterfront.
The first battle of Narvik had left most of the German Destroyers damaged and the Admiralty was in no mood to let them rest.
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 World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Luftwaffe was unable to defeat the Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain and gain the air superiority needed to invade Britain.
After a desperate counteroffensive by the German army in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, the Allies entered Germany in 1945.
The weakening of China, partly through the actions of British colonialism, and the rapid modernization of Japan in the late 19th century were perhaps the first precursors to the Pacific theatre of the war.
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 World War II article - World War II armed conflict history the world alliance British Commonwealth - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Indeed, the first combat operation in World War II was a German bombing attack against Poland, while the last combat operation was a thousand-aircraft bombing attack on Japan, on 14 August 1945.
In the spring the Wehrmacht was able to restore the front line and make a successful riposte in the Second Battle of Kharkov, but their offensive at the massive Battle of Kursk (July 1943) was so unsuccessful that the Red Army were able to counterattack and regain the ground previously lost.
In late August and early September, while battle raged on Guadalacanal, Australian forces fought off a Japanese amphibious attack on the eastern tip of New Guinea at Milne Bay, the first conclusive defeat suffered by Japanese land forces.
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 Operation Weserübung -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Their plan called for a force to be landed at Narvik in northern Norway, the main harbor for Swedish iron ore exports, and to advance across Sweden to reach Finland.
The first was that surprise was essential to reduce the threat of Norwegian resistance (and British intervention).
The first German ships set sail for the invasion on April 3, and on April 8 a British (A person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to) destroyer began laying the first mines in Norwegian waters.
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 Narvik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
First battle of Narvik 2 German destroyers sunk and a further 2 seriously damaged.
April 13 second battle of Narvik all 8 German destroyers wiped out by a force including Warspite, 9 destroyers and planes from the carrier Furious.
Second battle of Narvik all 8 German destroyers wiped out by a force including Warspite, 9 destroyers and planes from the carrier Furious.
www.wolftree.freeserve.co.uk /Naval/Narvik.html   (337 words)

  
 WWII  Chapter 3
The first was the USSR's second, and successful assault on Finland, which threatened to put Russia within striking distance both of Swedish mineral resources and of the Norwegian ports.
But for this daring enterprise by Major General Engelbrecht, the battle would have lasted much longer, for it was the ability to land paratroops, in Ju52 aircraft on that airfield, late on April 9th, that determined the course of events in favour of Germany.
The Germans were now isolated in Narvik, although with plenty of captured Norwegian weapons in addition to their own, and with a "Mountain Marine" unit of 2,600 men, survivors of the annihilated destroyer fleet, to use the Norwegian rifles and machine guns.
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 World War II -[ruv.net : Information Portal]-
Heavy losses affected both sides in the battle of Stalingrad, one of the bloodiest battles in history.
It was the first major defeat of the German army, and they never regained their momentum, allowing the Russian armies to eventually push the Germans all the way back to Berlin.
The crucial Battle of Midway followed in June: the fortunes of war could easily have given either side the victory, but Japanese naval aviation suffered a devastating defeat from which it never recovered.
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 Battle for Narvik
"Battle for Narvik" is a project that seeks to reconstruct the air and sea battles at the Narvik front during the spring of 1940, with the aid of computer graphics.
The first part to be completed will be a 'tech demo', a short demonstration sequence depicting Hurricanes of No. 46 Squadron intercepting a number of Ju87 Stukas of StG1, based on actual events occurring in May 1940.
Later on we wish to reconstruct the first parts of the major sea battles at Narvik, including the sinking of the Norwegian coastal defence vessels "Norge" and "Eidsvold" on April 9, and the battle between British and German destroyers the following day.
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 World War II Article, WorldWar Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Moscow was again spared, and at the end of 1942 the Soviets succeeded in smashing the Axis'front lines in the south, and surrounding the German 6th Army in the Battle of Stalingrad (Hero City).
In the spring the Wehrmacht was able to restore the front line and make a successful riposte in the Second Battle of Kharkov, but their offensive at themassive Battle of Kursk (July 1943) was so unsuccessful that the RedArmy were able to counterattack and regain the ground previously lost.
The weakening of China, partly through the actions of British colonialism, and therapid modernization of Japan in the late 19th century were perhaps the first precursorsto the Pacific theatre of the war.
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 Downloads F-J
The Prince of Wales was crippled in a first attack wave and deadly hit in a second wave 50 minutes later.
In the night before the battle, the British ships passed a Japanese cruiser fleet at only 5000 yards distance, but no side did see the other.
The force consisted of the two battlecruisers Hiei and Kirishima, covered by several destroyers and a CL. When they were detected by the US defence force of five cruisers and their destroyer escorts, the American ships tried to "cross the T", but this maneuver failed.
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 smugmug - johngulliver : Narvik, Norway, 27-29 August 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Narvik, in northern Norway, being ice-free all year round, is the main port for shipment of iron ore from the Swedish mines in Kiruna.
The allies were naturally anxious to prevent this and the result was two major naval battles, the First and Second Battle of Narvik, on 9-10 and 13 April 1940 respectively.
Today, Narvik is a mecca for wreck divers as the wrecks are almost all within sports diving limits and the visibility is excellent, 10 metres at worst and 25-30 metres at best when I was there.
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 World War II
It was the first war in which air power was a significant factor and civilian suffering and terror a primary military strategy.
Indeed, the first combat operation in the European Theater of World War II was a German bombing attack against Poland, while the last combat operation in the Pacific Theater was a thousand-aircraft bombing attack on Japan, on 14 August 1945.
In 1939, the German and British fleets engaged in the Battle of the River Plate in South America and a German ship was disabled and had to be scuttled because of the battle.
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 uboat.net - Boats - Flotillas - Bases - Narvik, Norway
Narvik was captured after fierce fighting in April and May 1940, that cost both sides heavily especially the Germans (much of their destroyer force was lost).
The British force (Vice Admiral William Whitworth) consisting the battleship HMS Warspite and 8 destroyers attacked 8 German destroyers (Capt. Bey) inside Narvik Bay on 13 April 1940 in what is often called The Second Battle of Narvik.
During the first battle of Narvik the British lost 2 destroyers (Hunter and Hardy) with two others badly damaged.
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 Heavy Price For Conquest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
For his gallantry in what came to be known as the First Battle of Narvik, Captain Warburton-Lee posthumously received England's highest award, the Victoria Cross.
With the arrival of the British battleship Warspite, the Second Battle of Narvik would begin around noon on the 13th, preceded on the 12th by an air strike from the carrier Furious.
The Second Battle of Narvik ended with minor damage to two British destroyers but with half of Germany's destroyer fleet littering the fjords.
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 Battle of Narvik, HMS Warspite
HMS Warspite during the second battle of Narvik by naval artist Randall Wilson in naval art print Shooting from the Hip.
Took part in the battle of Jutland and sustained 15 hits and was close to foundering at the battle of Narvik.
In April 1940 HMS Warspite took part in the Battle of Cape Matapan and in May 1941 took part in the battle of Crete, where she sustained damage by a heavy bomb hit.
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 BBC - WW2 People's War - Narvik Naval Battle - A1148483
Two naval battles were fought at Narvik in 1940.
The first battle of Narvik was initiated by the British Navy, who had orders to prevent the German landing.
The new British force consisted of the battleship HMS Warspite and eight destroyers under the command of Vice Admiral William Whitworth.
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 Inner Space Photo Album
Narvik is located inside the Artic Circle in northern Norway, and is the scene of a battle during World War Two.
During the first battle of Narvik on April 9
The expedition was based aboard the live-aboard dive boat “Loyal Watcher” with the majority of the diving in Narvik being inside the harbour at a maximum depth of approximately 28m.
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 Immersed - The International Diving Magazine - For the Technical diver and the adventurist.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On May 13, at Bjerkvik (see MAP and DISPOSITION OF NARVIK WRECKS in the Premier Issue of Immersed®), north of Narvik, the Allies mounted the war's first combined operations, involving shelling from warships, infantry and armored vehicles landed by specially built landing craft and air support from aircraft carriers.
Today, Narvik still bustles with the activity of incoming trains carrying Swedish iron ore, and its port is still busy.
Along Narvik's shipping lanes are heavy metal buoys that protrude three feet into the air, marking the resting site of freighters sunk during the war.
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 Diving Z2 Georg Thiele in Narvik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Still recovering from the sea battle just 3 days earlier the fleet was in a poor condition to defend its newly claimed port and with no fuel to escape to sea the troops tried to flee on land.
The Second Battle of Narvik saw many of the German destroyers run fast aground at the edge of fjords, allowing their crew and troops to jump ashore into the wooded hillsides before charges were set to disable the ships.
In the course of battle she took on fresh wounds from HMS Eskimo and HMS Forester who pounded her with a barrage of shellfire.
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This was partly due to its unprecedented scale, the first uses of mass aerial bombings against civilian populations (a policy initiated by the Luftwaffe against Poland and later used more extensively against German cities by the Allies), and the first application of industrial-age technology to enable the mass killing of unwanted civilians in
Battle of the River Plate in South America and a German ship was disabled and had to be scuttled because of the battle.
Second Battle of Kharkov but their offensive at the massive Battle of Kursk (July 1943) was so unsuccessful that the Red Army were able to counterattack and regain the ground previously lost.
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 Z9 Wolfgang Zenker
With the other ships of the 4th DD FLOT (Z19 and Z13) she landed her troops at Elvegard at the head of Herjangsfjord where the depot of the Norwegian 6th Division was located.
After an hour of mayhem, the British were making their last pass prior to withdraw when they were surprised by Z9, Z12 and Z13 emerging from Herjangsfjord to the northeast.
Z9 with Z11 and Z18 sailed from Narvik harbor at 1215.
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