Burning buildings, Lofoten Islands, Norway, March 1941
Photograph, World War Two, Norway (1940-1941), 1941.
Undertaken by No. 3 and No. 4 Commandos, the raid on the Lofotens led to the destruction of fish-oil factories, petrol dumps, and 11 ships. More than 200 Germans were captured and several Norwegian volunteers recruited. Encryption equipment and codebooks were also seized.
One of 192 photographs, photographed and collected by A D C Smith, Army Commandos.
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National Army Museum, London
National Army Museum, Study collection
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