Eighty years on. 14th April 1940


The British 146th Territorial Brigade en route for Narvik was diverted to Namsos for an attack on Trondheim.  Their artillery, anti-aircraft guns and commanding officer continued on to Narvik.  The cruisers HMS Sheffield and Glasgow put ashore an advance party of 350 Royal Marines at Namsos.

185 Fallschirmjäger of 7th Flieger Division parachuted on the rail and road junction at Dombås, right into Norwegian Infantry Regiment 11’s basecamp.  All but 65 were killed or captured. They blew up the rail line and occupied farmhouses overlooking Dombås.

The British submarine HMS Sterlet torpedoed the German gunnery training ship Brummer in the Skagerrak.

Norway’s King Haakon VII made a radio address telling his people that British soldiers were on their way and should be given any assistance possible.

In Denmark, still technically neutral and under the “protection” of Germany, most people simply ignored the Germans.  Their royal family and government were still in place.

Game day 227.  France

Six battalions of infantry were shipped to Marseilles from Oran in Algeria

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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