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Operation Anklet
NAVAL: ROYAL NAVY 1 Light cruiser 6 Destroyers 3 Minesweepers 2 Landing Ship Infantry 2 Submarines
Submarines
1 Survey ship ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY 2 Tankers 1 Freighter 1 Tugboat
Tugboat
ROYAL NORWEGIAN NAVY 2 Corvettes POLISH NAVY 2 Destroyers LAND: No
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North West Europe Campaign
The NORTH WEST EUROPE CAMPAIGN was the name given by the British Commonwealth armed forces to the two land campaigns they fought on the Western Front during World War II
World War II
. In Commonwealth military history, "North-West Europe" refers to land, sea and air campaigns and operations in, over or near Belgium
Belgium
, Denmark
Denmark
, France
France
, Germany
Germany
, Luxembourg
Luxembourg
, Netherlands
Netherlands
, Norway
Norway
and the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
during World War II
World War II
. It includes many more specific campaigns and/or battle honours
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Lofoten
LOFOTEN (Norwegian pronunciation: ) is an archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland
Nordland
, Norway
Norway
. Lofoten
Lofoten
is known for a distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. Though lying within the Arctic Circle
Arctic Circle
, the archipelago experiences one of the world's largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its high latitude
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland

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Norway
NORWAY (/ˈnɔːrweɪ/ (_ listen ) NAWR-way_ ; Norwegian : _ Norge_ ( Bokmål ) or _ Noreg_ ( Nynorsk ); Northern Sami : _Norga_), officially the KINGDOM OF NORWAY, is a sovereign state and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen
Jan Mayen
and the archipelago of Svalbard
Svalbard
. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the Kingdom. Norway
Norway
also lays claim to a section of Antarctica
Antarctica
known as Queen Maud Land . Until 1814, the kingdom included the Faroe Islands , Greenland
Greenland
, and Iceland
Iceland

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Second Polish Republic
The SECOND POLISH REPUBLIC, commonly known as interwar Poland, refers to the country of Poland
Poland
between the First and Second World Wars (1918–1939). Officially known as the REPUBLIC OF POLAND (Polish : Rzeczpospolita
Rzeczpospolita
Polska), the Polish state was recreated in 1918 , in the aftermath of World War I
World War I
. When, after several regional conflicts, the borders of the state were fixed in 1922, Poland's neighbours were Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
, Germany , the Free City of Danzig , Lithuania
Lithuania
, Latvia
Latvia
, Romania and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union

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Nazi Germany
NAZI GERMANY is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany
Germany
was governed by a dictatorship under the control of Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
and the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Under Hitler's rule, Germany
Germany
was transformed into a totalitarian state in which the Nazi Party controlled nearly all aspects of life. The official name of the state was _ Deutsches Reich
Deutsches Reich
_ from 1933 to 1943 and _Großdeutsches Reich_ ("Greater German Reich") from 1943 to 1945. The period is also known under the names the THIRD REICH (German : _Drittes Reich_) and the NATIONAL SOCIALIST PERIOD (German : _Zeit des Nationalsozialismus_, abbreviated as _NS-Zeit_). The Nazi regime came to an end after the Allied Powers defeated Germany
Germany
in May 1945, ending World War II
World War II
in Europe
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Admiral
ADMIRAL is one of the highest naval ranks in some navies, and in many navies is the highest rank. It is usually abbreviated to "Adm" or "ADM". The rank is generally thought to have originated in Sicily from a conflation of Arabic : أمير البحر‎‎, _amīr al-baḥr_, "commander of the sea", with Latin _admirabilis_ ("admirable") or _admiratus_ ("admired"), the first was admiral Lumu Farouk.although alternative etymologies derive the word directly from Latin, or from the Turkish military and naval rank miralay . In the Commonwealth and the U.S., a "full" admiral is equivalent to a "full" general in the army, and is above vice admiral and below admiral of the fleet (or fleet admiral ). In NATO, admirals have a rank code of OF-9 as a four-star rank
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Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton
Admiral SIR FREDERICK HEW GEORGE DALRYMPLE-HAMILTON KCB (27 March 1890 – 26 December 1974) was a British naval officer who served in World War I and World War II
World War II
. NAVAL CAREERDalrymple-Hamilton was the son of Col Hon. North de Coigny Dalrymple-Hamilton, MVO , of Bargany, Girvan, Ayrshire, and the grandson of the 10th Earl of Stair . He joined the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
in 1905 and served in World War I . Promoted to Captain in 1931, he was appointed Captain (Destroyers) for the 4th Destroyer Squadron in 1933 and Captain of the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in 1936. From 1939 to 1941 he commanded the battleship HMS Rodney and while in command he took part in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck . Meanwhile, his son, North Dalrymple-Hamilton, served as a gun director aboard King George V
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Captain (naval)
CAPTAIN is the name most often given in English-speaking navies to the rank corresponding to command of the largest ships. The rank is equal to the army rank of colonel . Equivalent ranks worldwide include "ship-of-the-line captain " (e.g. France, Argentina, Spain), "captain of sea and war " (e.g. Portugal), "captain at sea " (e.g. Germany, Netherlands) and "captain of the first rank" (Russia). The NATO rank code is OF-5, although the United States of America uses the code O-6 for the equivalent rank (as they do for all OF-5 ranks)
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Lieutenant Colonel
LIEUTENANT COLONEL is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and most marine forces and some air forces of the world, above a major and below a colonel . The rank of lieutenant colonel is often shortened to simply "colonel" in conversation and in unofficial correspondence. A lieutenant colonel is typically in charge of a battalion in the army
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Colonel General
COLONEL GENERAL is a four-star rank in the army, equivalent to that of a full general in the US Army. North Korea
North Korea
and Russia
Russia
are two countries that have used the rank extensively throughout their histories. The rank is also closely associated with Germany
Germany
, where _ Generaloberst
Generaloberst
_ has formerly been a rank above full _General_ and below _Generalfeldmarschall_
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Nikolaus Von Falkenhorst
NIKOLAUS VON FALKENHORST (17 January 1885 – 18 June 1968) was a German general and a war criminal during