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Narvik 1940 Un corps expéditionnaire composé des 6e et 27e demi-brigades de chasseurs alpins,puis d'un groupement de haute montagne en majorité composée d'anciens républicains espagnols, et de bataillons de chasseurs polonais y furent engagés, soit 24 500 soldats alliés contre 5 600 soldats allemands( des Gebirgsjägers en majorité)

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28 May 1940 worldwartwo.filminspector.com Allied commanders Narvik

A group of German Gebirgsjägers (mountain troops) in action in Narvik, Norway, in 1940.

Tirpitz Norway Narvik 1942

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Waves of German paratroopers land on snow-covered rock ledges in the Norwegian port and city of Narvik, during the German invasion of the Scandinavian country

The battle for Norway cost Germany and Britain dearly. A few months into World War Two, in April 1940, Adolf Hitler made a huge strategic gamble. He and his strategists knew that Norwegian coastal waters were vital for the transport of Swedish iron ore via Narvik to German blast furnaces. And, more generally, recognised that German control of Norwegian waters would make breaking the Allied blockade of Germany a little easier.

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