HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1000] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

picture info

Operation Checkmate (commando Raid)
OPERATION CHECKMATE was the codename for a raid on shipping at Haugesund
Haugesund
, Norway
Norway
in April 1943 during the Second World War by British Commandos
British Commandos
. The raiding party consisted of seven men of No. 14 (Arctic) Commando who managed to sink one ship using limpet mines . While waiting in hiding for the transport back to the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
they were all captured on the 14. and 15. May 1943 and eventually taken to Sachsenhausen and Belsen Concentration Camps where six of them were executed, victims of the Commando Order . The seventh died of typhus . CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Mission * 3 Aftermath * 4 References BACKGROUNDOperation Checkmate was the last of 12 commando raids on the Norwegian coast during the Second World War
[...More...]

"Operation Checkmate (commando Raid)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Haugesund
HAUGESUND (help ·info ) (HGSD) is a town and municipality in Rogaland
Rogaland
county , Norway
Norway
. The town is the main population centre of the Haugaland region in northern Rogaland. The majority of the population of Haugesund
Haugesund
lives in the main urban area surrounding the city centre, with the northwestern part of the municipality being fairly rural. CONTENTS * 1 Location * 2 Population * 3 History * 3.1 Etymology * 3.2 Coat of arms * 4 Geography * 5 Cityscape * 6 Transport * 7 Government * 7.1 Municipal council * 8 Culture * 8.1 Churches * 8.2 Education * 9 Sports * 10 International relations * 10.1 Twin towns – sister cities * 11 Notable people * 12 See also * 13 References * 14 External links LOCATIONThe town is situated on a strategically important sound , the Karmsundet , through which ships could pass without traversing heavy seas
[...More...]

"Haugesund" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

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

[...More...]

"Norway" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

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

[...More...]

"United Kingdom" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

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
[...More...]

"Nazi Germany" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Lieutenant
A LIEUTENANT (abbreviated LT., LT, LTA, LIEUT., LEUT and LEUT.) is a junior commissioned officer in many nations' armed forces , fire service or police . The meaning of lieutenant differs in different military formations (see comparative military ranks ), but is often subdivided into senior (first lieutenant ) and junior (second lieutenant ) ranks. In navies it is often equivalent to the army rank of captain; it may also indicate a particular post rather than a rank. The rank is also used in fire services , emergency medical services , security services and police forces. Lieutenant may also appear as part of a title used in various other organisations with a codified command structure. It often designates someone who is "second-in-command ," and as such, may precede the name of the rank directly above it. For example, a "lieutenant master" is likely to be second-in-command to the "master" in an organisation using both ranks
[...More...]

"Lieutenant" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

John Godwin (Royal Navy Officer)
Temporary Lieutenant JOHN GODWIN, RNVR
RNVR
(13 December 1919 – 2 February 1945) was a British naval officer. Born and brought up in Argentina, he took part in a raid named Operation Checkmate on Axis shipping near Haugesund
Haugesund
, north of Stavanger
Stavanger
, Norway
Norway
. His party managed to sink a minesweeper and a number of steamers using limpet mines , but he was eventually captured with the rest of his party, a commando sergeant, two Naval Petty Officers and three seamen. After spending some time in Grini concentration camp , they were sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp , where contrary to the Geneva Convention , they were forced to march 30 miles a day on cobbles testing army boots. On 2 February 1945 they were led to execution, in accordance with Hitler's Commando Order of 1942
[...More...]

"John Godwin (Royal Navy Officer)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

RNVR
The ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE (RNR) is the volunteer reserve force of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
in the United Kingdom. The present RNR was formed by merging the original Royal Naval Reserve, created in 1859, and the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), created 1903. The Royal Naval Reserve has seen action in World War I
World War I
, World War II
World War II
, the Iraq War and Afghanistan
[...More...]

"RNVR" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

No. 14 (Arctic) Commando
NO. 14 (ARCTIC) COMMANDO sometimes also called the SPECIAL COMMANDO BOATING GROUP, was a 60-man British Commando unit of the British Army during the Second World War . The commando was formed in 1942 for service in the Arctic
Arctic
and was disbanded in 1943. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Legacy * 3 Battle honours * 4 References BACKGROUNDThe commandos were formed in 1940, by the order of Winston Churchill the British Prime Minister . He called for specially trained troops that would "develop a reign of terror down the enemy coast". At first they were a small force of volunteers who carried out small raids against enemy occupied territory, but by 1943 their role had changed into lightly equipped assault Infantry which specialised in spearheading amphibious landings
[...More...]

"No. 14 (Arctic) Commando" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Typhus
TYPHUS, also known as TYPHUS FEVER, is a group of infectious diseases that include epidemic typhus , scrub typhus , and murine typhus . Common symptoms include fever, headache, and a rash. Typically these begin one to two weeks after exposure. They are caused by a bacterial infection . Epidemic typhus is due to _ Rickettsia prowazekii _ spread by body lice , scrub typhus is due to _ Orientia tsutsugamushi _ spread by chiggers , and murine typhus is due to _ Rickettsia typhi _ spread by fleas . There is no commercially available vaccine . Prevention is by reducing exposure to the organisms that spread the disease. Treatment is with the antibiotic doxycycline . Epidemic
Epidemic
typhus generally occurs in outbreaks when poor sanitary conditions and crowding are present. While once common, it is now rare. Scrub typhus occurs in Southeast Asia, Japan, and northern Australia
[...More...]

"Typhus" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Minesweeper (ship)
A MINESWEEPER is a small naval warship designed to engage in minesweeping . Using various mechanisms intended to counter the threat posed by naval mines , waterways are maintained clear for safe shipping. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Operation and requirements * 3 Notable minesweepers * 4 See also * 5 Further reading * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORYAlthough naval warfare has a long history, the earliest known usage of the naval mine dates to the Ming dynasty . Dedicated minesweepers, however, only appear in the historical record several centuries later, to the Crimean War , where they were deployed by the British. In the Crimean War, minesweepers consisted of British rowboats trailing grapnels to snag the mines. Despite the use of mines in the American Civil War, there are no records of effective minesweeping being used
[...More...]

"Minesweeper (ship)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Operation Claymore
OPERATION CLAYMORE was the code name for a British commando raid on the Lofoten Islands
Lofoten Islands
in Norway
Norway
during the Second World War . The Lofoten Islands
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. 3 Commando
, No. 4 Commando
Commando
, a Royal Engineers
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
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
[...More...]

"Operation Claymore" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Raid On Kirkenes And Petsamo
38 strike aircraft (29 Albacores and 9 Swordfish) 15 Fulmar escort fighters 4 Hurricanes and 3 Fulmars (Fleet defence) 2 aircraft carriers 2 cruisers, 6 destroyers 5 cargo vessels Luftwaffe fighters Anti-aircraft guns CASUALTIES AND LOSSES 13 killed 25 captured 16 aircraft destroyed 1 cargo ship sunk 1 cargo ship damaged 1 small steamer sunk 2 aircraft shot down A few jetties destroyed * v * t * e Eastern Front NAVAL WARFARE * Baltic Sea * Black Sea * Arctic Ocean 1941 * Barbarossa * Brest * Białystok and Minsk * Raseiniai * Brody * Bessarabia * Smolensk * Uman * Odessa * 1st Kiev * Petrikowka * Tallinn disaster * Leningrad * Sevastopol * Rostov * Gorky * Moscow * Finland
[...More...]

"Raid On Kirkenes And Petsamo" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Operation Gauntlet
During World War II
World War II
, OPERATION GAUNTLET was a Combined Operations raid by Canadian troops, with British Army logistics support and Free Norwegian Forces servicemen on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen
Spitsbergen
, 600 miles south of the North Pole
North Pole
, from 25 August to 3 September 1941. The objective was to destroy the rich coal mines there together with associated equipment and stores, which it was correctly assumed the Germans intended to make use of. These mines on Norwegian territory were owned and operated by Norway
Norway
(at Longyearbyen
Longyearbyen
) and by the Soviet Union (at Barentsburg
Barentsburg
) and both governments agreed to their destruction and the evacuation of their nationals
[...More...]

"Operation Gauntlet" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

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
[...More...]

"Operation Anklet" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Operation Archery
CIVILIAN CASUALTIES 1 killed * v * t * e German occupation of Norway
Norway
* Operation Weserübung