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Narvik - In Photos


This book documents the Battles of Narvik, German Campaign in Norway.

Table of contents:
Pioniere; Nordfront; Landschaft im Polarkreis; Friede in Norwegen;
Unser General; Ein Leutnant und 20 Mann; Parole: Heimat!

Hardcover

  • 151 pages
  • 127 rare b&w photos 
  • 1 page map of Narvik and surroundings

In good exterior and good interior condition.
Boards and spine rubbed and bumped, mild foxing to prelims and edges, otherwise ok.

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 7-3/4" x 10-1/2"  ~1.5 lbs.

by Gerd B.
Published by Oldenbrug

Captions of photos: Die gesamte Erzbahn ist elektrifiziert; Der Qualm der brennenden Handelsschiffe; Die "Hardie" hat wie so viele andere
englische Zerstörer sein Schicksal erreicht; Beisfjord; Die Erzbahn am Eingang zum Rombaken-Fjord; Einsames Grab an der Erzbahn
(Soldatengrab, Soldatengräber); Deutsche Posten an der Grenze zu Schweden; Die erste Feldpost nach langen Wochen des
Abgeschnittenseins; Fallschirmspringer; Fallschirmjäger; Luftkampf; Fliegeralarm; Gebirgsjäger gehen vor; Lebensmittel- und
Munitionstransport; "Gebirgsmarine" beim Aufstieg zu einem M.G.-Nest dicht an der schwedischen Grenze; Wache für Deutschland an der
nördlichsten Front; Lazarett; Sanitäter; Verwundete; Das Funkgerät ist ein unentbehrlicher Helfer.; Geschütze; Französischer Tank am
Skjomenfjord (zerstörter Panzer); Das zerstörte Narvik; Norweger, Polen, Franzosen, das waren unsere Gefangenen; Ein deutscher Matrose
erstattet seinem General Dietl Meldung; Die Gratulationskarte für unseren General, gezeichnet von einem Mitkämpfer; General Dietl läßt sich
im Schlauchboot von seinen Matrosen über den Fjord rudern; Faksimile aus: Nordwacht - Frontzeitung im Narvikfjord (Nr. 6, Dienstag 23.
April 1940) (OKW-Bericht); General Feuerstein; Fährbetrieb mit Kuttern; Wache am Westfjord; Feldpost (Briefkasten); Steindenkmal der
Ofoten-Bahn; Korvettenkapitän Erdmenger verteilt Auszeichnungen.







Background info:
Narvik (Northern Sami: Narviika) is a town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway. Narvik is located on the shores of the Narvik Fjord (Norwegian: Ofotfjord). The municipality is part of the Ofoten traditional region of North Norway, inside the arctic circle. Narvik borders the municipality of Ballangen to the southwest, Evenes to the northwest, Bardu and Gratangen in Troms county to the north, and Norrbotten County (Lapland) in Sweden to the south and east.

The Battles of Narvik were fought from 9 April until 8 June 1940 as a naval battle in the Ofotfjord and as a land battle in the mountains surrounding the north Norwegian city of Narvik as part of the Norwegian Campaign of World War II.

The two naval battles in the Ofotfjord on 10 April and 13 April were fought between the British Royal Navy and the German Kriegsmarine, while the two-month land campaign was fought between Norwegian, French, British, and Polish troops against German and Austrian mountain troops, shipwrecked Kriegsmarine sailors and German Fallschirmjäger from 1st battalion of the 1st Regiment, 7th Flieger Division. Narvik provided an ice-free harbour in the North Atlantic for iron ore transported by the railway from Kiruna in Sweden. Both sides in the war had an interest in securing this iron supply for themselves and denying it to the enemy, setting the stage for one of the first large-scale battles during World War II, since the invasion of Poland.

Prior to the German invasion, British forces had considered Narvik as a possible landing point for an expedition to help Finland in the Winter War or to take control over the Swedish mines. French politicians were also eager to start a second front as far away from France as possible.

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