Eighty years on. 26th April 1940


Five RAF Gladiators at Stetnesmoen engaged the Luftwaffe, shooting down one He111 but used up all their fuel and ammunition. The last Gladiators were burned and the pilots board Royal navy ships at Åndalsnes.

Åndalsnes was bombed all day on Hitler’s personal orders, destroying all the British equipment and ammunition.

15th Brigade at Kvam held back the German 196th Division. In the evening 15th Brigade withdrew to new defensive lines at Kjorem.

The British War Cabinet, now aware of defeats at Steinkjer & Tretten Gorge, started to consider evacuating Namsos & Åndalsnes.  General de Wiart declined an offer of additional troops at Namsos since in case of evacuation, it would complicate matters.

U-13 sank the British SS Lily.  The Norwegian destroyer Garm was sunk by German bombers.

Game day 239. USA

European and other neutral nations having taken no action, the action passed to the USA, who simply moved the escorted convoy from the Carolines towards Hawaii.

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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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