Eighty years on. 23rd April 1940


General de Wiart’s 146th Brigade retreated back to Namsos.

General Morgan’s 148th Brigade was shelled by German artillery at Tretten Gorge and was then outflanked by German mountain troops.  Retreating northwards they came under air attack. Only 309 men managed to escape up the Gudbrandsdal.

The Supreme War Council meeting in Paris agreed on the importance of capturing Trondheim, unaware of the British reverses at Namsos and Tretten Gorge.  The British did not inform the French that the Trondheim landings had been cancelled.

The RAF raided German airfields around Oslo.

Game day 236.

France had committed to support the British expedition to Norway.  The only transport ships available were at Marseilles and Oran. Six battalions of infantry re-embarked at Marseilles and sailed for Norway.  The three ships at Oran, supported by three warships, sailed for Brest to collect six newly-raised battalions.

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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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