Norwegian Town Razed by Nazis for Deaths of Two Gestapo Agents

Gestapo raid sought operation smuggling men and arms to and from Shetland

Buildings in Telavåg being blown up in reprisal for two Gestapo deaths (North Sea Traffic Museum)

WWhen Nazi Germany invaded neutral Norway on April 9, 1940, it caught the Norwegian government by surprise. Both military forces and individuals fought back, but Norway formally surrendered on June 10. However, resistance forces would…

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Tim Gebhart

Tim Gebhart

Retired Lawyer. Book Addict. History Buff. Lifelong South Dakotan. Blog: prairieprogressive.com