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British raid on Lofoten Norway 1941. Operation Claymore.

British raid on Lofoten Norway 1941. Operation Claymore.
British raid on Lofoten Norway 1941. Operation Claymore.
British raid on Lofoten Norway 1941. Operation Claymore.
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1941 Operation Claymore - British raid on Lofoten Norway. THE BRITISH RAID ON LOFOTEN /120/ One of the British barges leave the harbour after the raid, loaded with crew and Norwegian volunteers. March 1941. Operation Claymore was the codename for a British Commandos raid on the Lofoten Islands in Norway during the Second World War. The Lofoten Islands were an important centre for the production of fish oil and glycerine, used in the German war industry. The landings were carried out on 4 March 1941, by the men of No. 3 Commando, No. 4 Commando, a Royal Engineers Section and 52 men from the Royal Norwegian Navy. Supported by the 6th Destroyer Flotilla and two troop transports of the Royal Navy, the force made an unopposed landing and generally continued to meet no opposition. The original plan was to avoid contact with German forces and inflict the maximum of damage to German-controlled industry. They achieved their objective of destroying fish oil factories and some 3,600 tonnes (800,000 imperial gallons) of oil and glycerine. people, men, soldiers, standing, together, crowd, getting into, boat, ladder, sea, water, reflection, Norge, 1941

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