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  Britain.tv Wikipedia - Narvik
Narvik (Northern Sami: Narviika) is a town in the county of Nordland, Norway, in the Ofoten landscape in North Norway, inside the arctic circle.
Narvik borders Evenes to the northwest, Bardu and Gratangen in Troms county to the north, Norrbottens län in Sweden to the south and east and Ballangen to the southwest.
Narvik was destroyed by the fighting in 1940 and hastily rebuilt, hence the architecture is rather functional, but private homes are often painted in bright colours.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=Narvik   (1646 words)

  
 Narvik - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Narvik, town in northern Norway, in Nordland county.
Narvik is an important Norwegian port on the deep-water Ofotfiorden fiord, which offers...
Although the Norwegians, aided by 12,000 British and French, held out in the area between Oslo and Trondheim until May 3, the conclusion was never in...
au.encarta.msn.com /Narvik.html   (85 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Narvik, Norway (Europe)
Narvik can very well be described as a hub in Northern Norway, mostly because the land is so narrow here that everything has to pass through Narvik to get between north and south.
Narvik is located at 68 degrees latitude 17 degrees lengthitude, north of the polar circle.
Narvik's port is ice free thanks to the Golf Stream, and the port is naturally very good, allowing boats of virtually any size (208 metres of pier, 27 metres deep).
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A405316   (600 words)

  
 Narvik (via CobWeb/3.1 pl2.cs.utk.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Narvik is a city in the county of Nordland, Norway.
Narvik in World War II The port of Narvik proved to be strategically valuable in the early years of World War II and the city became a focal point of the Norwegian Campaign.
The British Navy quickly dispatched ships, including the battlership Warspite, to Narvik and and during the Battles of Narvik took control of the coast, destroying the German destroyers that had brought the invasion force to Narvik as well as other German ships in the area.
narvik.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (687 words)

  
 Battles of Narvik - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battles of Narvik were fought from April 9 until June 8, 1940 as a naval battle in the Ofotfjord and as a land battle in the mountains surrounding the north Norwegian city of Narvik as part of the Norwegian Campaign of the Second World War.
First, the forces protecting Narvik were unable to resist the Germans; second, the so-called "Trønder battalion" was caught and destroyed while resting at Bjørnefjell; third, the force sent to hold Gratangsbotten was attacked in camp by a superior German force.
The Narvik Peace Foundation was established in 1990 with the events of 1940 as a background.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Narvik   (4009 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Narvik, Norway
Narvik is located in northern Norway, in the Ofot Fjord.
Narvik can very well be described as the hub of Northern Norway, mostly because, in this slimline country, the land is so narrow at this point that north and southbound traffic has to pass through Narvik.
LKAB, the mining corporation, still ships the majority of its ore from Narvik (a total 25 million tons a year) and the corporation is still important in the area, both as an employer and landowner, although its influence is not as prominent now as it has been in previous years.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A533125   (765 words)

  
 - Narvik - skinarvik.no -
Narvik har de lengste åpningstidene for en downhillløype i verden og i alle fall den eneste som har midnattsol.
Narvik’s got the longest hours of a downhill-course in the world and for sure the only one with the midnight sun.
Approximately one hours drive from Narvik you’ll find the very smooth granite slick-rock Verdenssvaet in Efjord.The start and the traditional return is on the smoothest granite available to man. On top there’s a lot of bombholes and other challenges to keep you occupied for quite a while.
www.skinarvik.no /narvik_downhill.htm   (1016 words)

  
 Skiinfo
Narvik’s main resort is more suitable for the more experienced skier and snowboarder who are after a real challenge.
Narvik’s history of World Cup and alpine skiing competitions is impressive with several larger events having been organised by the very active Narvik Slalom Club.
Although there are only 20 000 inhabitants, Narvik has all the amenities you would expect of a much larger town.
www2.skiinfo.no /narvik/vinternarvik/skiinfo   (425 words)

  
 Narvik travel guide
Narvik is a port city on the Ofotfjord in the northern parts of Nordland county, opposite the Lofoten Islands.
Narvik is located at a bottle neck of Northern Norway, where the mainland is a narrow strip, only a few kilometers wide between the ocean and the Swedish border.
For the adventurous (and Scuba-certified), the waters surrounding Narvik are among the best wreck diving sites in the world, with several sunken German warships within reach.
www.world66.com /europe/norway/narvik   (257 words)

  
 Narvik municipality (Nordland, Norway)
The basis of the development of Narvik is the Swedish iron ore from Kiruna and around the year fully ice-free port.
Narvik is ultimate destination of the Ofot railway, whereon the iron ore from Kiruna is transported.
Narvik resulted by renaming of the formerly city of Victoriahavn in 1899.
norwegen.piranho.de /Nordland_Narvike.htm   (377 words)

  
 Narvik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Narvik is at the foot of this mountain.
Den Sovende Dronning (the Sleeping Queen) is one of the surrounding mountains of Narvik.
This is the town centre in Narvik on the Norwegian
www.geocities.com /tasaetherskar/Pictures/Narvik.htm   (262 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Narvik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Narvik is a town in the county of Nordland, Norway.
Narvik during World War II Narvik is one of the most northerly towns in the world, with a railroad connecting to Kiruna, Sweden, but not to Bodø, the northern end of the rest of the railroad network of Norway.
However, the German attack on France, and advances in Norway from the south meant that Narvik had to be abandoned in early June 1940.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Narvik   (203 words)

  
 A couple of Narvik groups - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
Note the unit, Marineregiments Narvik, The sailors from the scuttled destroyers were employed as ad-hoc infantry for the 2 month campaign kitted out with a strange mixture of German and Norwegian equipment.
The Narvik campaign was still in full swing at the time and the possible missions for which Blinkmann was awarded his medal are limited to say the very least.
When on April 9th 1940 the Germans invaded Denmark and Norway the Luftwaffe had some stiff opposition at Narvik in the northwest of Norway and was in need of seaworthy flying boats capable of bringing supplies to the German troops at Narvik, because there was no other way in to the city.
www.wehrmacht-awards.com /forums/showthread.php?t=38366   (980 words)

  
 Norwegian Homefleet - Ships starting with N
It goes on to say that 20 Norwegians died on Narvik, details on Ryfylke are not yet known (this was the former Kronprinsesse Märtha).
Narvik had a complement of 17, and 12 passengers were on board, all Norwegian.
It was hunger and suffering that created the basis for the bolsjevic revolution in Russia, and it's these means the gentlemen in the British Admiralty, in full cooperation with the Nygaardsvoll supporters (the Norwegian government that had fled to England) are using in order to please their buddies in Moscow.
www.warsailors.com /homefleet/shipsn.html   (6337 words)

  
 Narvik : Introduction | Frommers.com
Narvik, founded in 1903 when the Ofoten (not to be confused with "Lofoten") railway line was completed, boasts Europe's most modern shipping harbor for iron ore. It's also the northernmost electrified railway line in the world.
The port of Narvik became a graveyard not only of men but also of ships from Germany, Britain, Norway, France, and the Netherlands.
Although we think that the rebuilt town of Narvik can be an eyesore, its panoramic woodlands, fjords, and mountains are appealing and worth a visit.
www.frommers.com /destinations/narvik/3094010001.html   (390 words)

  
 3D Photo in Norway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This little island is in Herjangsfjorden near Narvik in the far northern part of Norway.
Narvik is the site of a major WW2 naval battle between the British and Germans.
Narvik is an ice-free port (due to the Gulf Stream effects) that was a terminus for trains from Sweden carrying ore that Germany needed.
www.3dphoto.net /stereo/world/europe/norway/narvik.html   (80 words)

  
 Narvik Shield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Narvik Shield was worn on the upper left sleeve of the service, walking-out dress and guard uniforms of the respective arm of service of the individual.
The Narvik Shield was the first Campaign/Battle Shield designed and issued to the forces of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS during WWII.
The design of the shield itself was a motif consisting of elements of all three branches of the Wehrmacht that took part in the Battle, the prop for the Luftwaffe airmen and Fallschirmjäger, the Edlweisse for the Heer Gebirgsjäger and the anchor for the naval and ground troops of the Kriegsmarine.
www.feldgrau.com /narvik-shield.html   (366 words)

  
 Narvik Adventure Travel - Narvik Travel Guide
Narvik, founded in 1903 when the Ofoten (not to be confused with "Lofoten") railway line was completed, boasts Europe's most modern shipping harbor for iron ore. It's the northernmost electrified railway line in the world.
Only 11km (6 1/2 miles) from Narvik, Straumsnes station is the last permanent habitation as you go east.
The rebuilt Narvik is an eyesore, but is surrounded by panoramic woodlands, fjords, and mountains.
away.com /destination-overview/Narvik-343629-travel-guide.html   (439 words)

  
 Narvik - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In World War II, Narvik fell to the Germans when they invaded Norway on Apr. 9, 1940.
To prevent the Germans from using Narvik as a shipping base for Swedish iron ore, a British expeditionary force briefly occupied (May 28-June 9, 1940) the port.
Naval battle of Narvik commemorated after 63 years.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-narvik.html   (243 words)

  
 Narvik
Narvik er et sentrum for regionene Ofoten og Sør-Troms, som omfatter 8 kommuner med om lag 35.200 innbyggere.
LKAB og NSB har vært hjørnesteinsbedrifter i Narvik.
I 1993 startet ARE opp som et direkte godstog mellom Narvik og Oslo.
home.c2i.net /rupetter/narvik/narvik.htm   (429 words)

  
 Narvik Hotels: Narvik Hotels, Lodging, and Accommodations (via CobWeb/3.1 pl2.cs.utk.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Narvik, NO Narvik hotel is located in the centre of narvik with oceanAnd mountains only 5 minutes away and is close to theShopping mall.The hotel offers 34 guest rooms equipped with cable tvTelephone iron and hairdryer and decorated in a classicEnglish style.
Narvik, NO This is a comfortable hotel in a quiet location.
Narvik, NO This hotel represents a fine choice being one of the leading properties not only in Narvik, but in the whole of this part of Norway.
www.funtastik.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Norway/Narvik/NarvikHotel.html   (222 words)

  
 Engelsk informasjon
We have 22 cabins located mainly in the Skjomen mountain area, between Narvik and the Swedish border, and on the way south to Hellemobotn.
Narvik og Omegn Turistforening is run on a non-commersial basis, through unpayed work from a lot of people, members of this organisation.
Narvik is based on the shipping of iron ore from the mines in Sweden.
www.narvikfjell.no /pages/engelsk.html   (1012 words)

  
 Norway, Narvik, France, Blitzkrieg, Dunkirk
In Norway, seaborne troops landed at Oslo, Kristiansand, Egersund and Bergen in the south, Trondheim in the centre and Narvik in the north.
They then moved north to relieve Narvik, which was isolated by the Allies soon after the first German landings.
The planned attack on Narvik was still to go ahead, but that same day the German Blitzkrieg was launched on Holland, Belgium and France.
www.naval-history.net /WW2RN04-194004.htm   (2195 words)

  
 Narvik - photos of sightseeing in Norway on Worldisround
Sightseeing in Norway - travel photos - Narvik is situated in the Vestfjorden at a latitude of about 68 degrees north.
Narvik is situated in the Vestfjorden at a latitude of about 68 degrees north.
It is less than a century old and was mainly developed to handle the export of iron ore, which is brought there by rail from Sweden.
www.worldisround.com /articles/11354   (159 words)

  
 Norway, Narvik Battle, Hunter, Scharnhorst, Blucher, Gurkha, Karlsruhe, Trondheim, Oslo, Arctic, Russian, Convoys, ...
In Norway, troops landed at Oslo, Kristiansand and Bergen in the south, Trondheim in the centre and Narvik in the north.
The planned attack on Narvik would still go ahead, but that same day the German Blitzkrieg on Holland, Belgium and France was launched.
Following the capture of Narvik, Allied forces totalling 25,000 men were evacuated in four days from northern Norway, by which time King Haakon VII and his Government were on their way to Britain aboard heavy cruiser “Devonshire”.
www.naval-history.net /WW2CampaignsNorway.htm   (3612 words)

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