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 Musketoon
Allied operational success * Destruction of the Glomfjord power plant BELLIGERENTS United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Norway
Norway
Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
COMMANDERS AND LEADERS Graeme D. Black Nikolaus von Falkenhorst UNITS INVOLVED No. 2 Commando
No

[...More...]

"Operation Musketoon" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Second World War
Allied victory * Collapse of Nazi Germany * Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires * Dissolution of the League of Nations * Creation of the United Nations * Emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as superpowers * Beginning of the Cold War (more... ) PARTICIPANTS ALLIES AXIS COMMANDERS AND LEADERS MAIN ALLIED LEADERS Joseph Stalin Franklin D
[...More...]

"Second World War" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Glomfjord Power Plant
GLOMFJORD POWER PLANT is a 6×20 MW hydroelectric power plant in Glomfjord in the municipality of Meløy in Nordland county, Norway
Norway
. It gets its water from Nedre Navervatn lake which is located about 465 meters above sea level, but there are plans to start taking water from Fykanvatn lake as well. The outlet of the plant is Glomfjorden (the Norwegian Sea ). ). The plant is currently owned by Statkraft . The power plant is located at the bottom of Glomfjord. HISTORYThe power plant was built in 1918 to a design by the architect Olaf Nordhagen . In 1942, during the Second World War , an Anglo-Norwegian raid, Operation Musketoon
Operation Musketoon
, attacked the German-held power plant
[...More...]

"Glomfjord Power Plant" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Glomfjord
GLOMFJORD is a village in the municipality of Meløy in Nordland county, Norway
Norway
. The industrial community is located along Norwegian County Road 17 at the head of the Glomfjorden , just north of the Arctic Circle
Arctic Circle
. The 1.13-square-kilometre (280-acre) village has a population (2013) of 1,120. The population density is 991 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,570/sq mi). CONTENTS * 1 Heavy industry * 2 Climate * 3 Tourism * 4 References HEAVY INDUSTRYThe village is based around the Glomfjord
Glomfjord
hydroelectric power plant , which was the target of the 1942 commando raid entitled Operation Musketoon . Norsk Hydro , Norway's greatest industry, established fertilizer production here in 1912
[...More...]

"Glomfjord" 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

Norwegian Armed Forces In Exile
The NORWEGIAN ARMED FORCES IN EXILE (Norwegian : Utefronten, "Forces Abroad") were remnants of the armed forces of Norway
Norway
that continued to fight the Axis powers from Allied countries, such as Britain and Canada
Canada
, after they had escaped the German conquest of Norway
Norway
during World War II
World War II
. CONTENTS* 1 Background * 1.1 Occupation of Norway
Norway
* 2 Exiled forces * 2.1 Army * 2.2 Navy * 2.3 Air Force * 2.4 Police Troops in Sweden * 3 See also * 4 References BACKGROUND Norway
Norway
was neutral in World War I
World War I
and tried to remain neutral in World War II
World War II
. Neutrality was maintained until April 1940. There were many moves to purchase equipment in the run up to World War II, including several orders for British, German and American aircraft
[...More...]

"Norwegian Armed Forces In Exile" 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

Nikolaus Von Falkenhorst
NIKOLAUS VON FALKENHORST (17 January 1885 – 18 June 1968) was a German general and a war criminal during World War II . He planned and commanded the German invasion of Denmark and Norway in 1940 , and was commander of German troops during the occupation of Norway from 1940 to 1944. After the war, Falkenhorst was tried by a joint British-Norwegian military tribunal for war crimes. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 1946. The sentence was later commuted to twenty years' imprisonment. Falkenhorst was released in 1953 and died in 1968. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 War crimes * 3 Awards * 4 References CAREERFalkenhorst was born in Breslau (now Wrocław , Poland) into a noble family with military roots, the Jastrzembski of Bad Königsdorff-Jastrzemb in Upper Silesia . In 1911 he changed this Polish-derived family name to the Germanized Falkenhorst (meaning "falcon's nest")
[...More...]

"Nikolaus Von Falkenhorst" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

No. 2 Commando
Second World War * St Nazaire Raid
St Nazaire Raid
* Salerno landings * Operation Devon * Battle of Lake Comacchio
Battle of Lake Comacchio
COMMANDERS Notable commanders Lieutenant Colonel Augustus Charles Newman
Augustus Charles Newman
VC OBE TD Lieutenant Colonel Jack Churchill
Jack Churchill
DSO* MC* Lieutenant Colonel Francis West Fynn MC INSIGNIA COMBINED OPERATIONS SHOULDER PATCHNO. 2 COMMANDO was a battalion -sized British Commando unit of the British Army
British Army
during the Second World War . The first No.2 Commando was formed on the 22nd June 1940 for a parachuting role at Cambrai Barracks, Perham Down, near Tidworth, Hants. The Unit at the time consisted of four troops - 'A', 'B', 'C' and 'D'. Eventually 11 troops were raised
[...More...]

"No. 2 Commando" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Norwegian Independent Company 1
NORWEGIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY 1 (NOR.I.C.1, pronounced Norisén (approx. "noor-ee-sehn") in Norwegian) was a British Special Operations Executive (SOE) group formed in March 1941 originally for the purpose of performing commando raids during the occupation of Norway
Norway
by Nazi Germany . Organized under the leadership of Captain Martin Linge , it soon became a pool of talent for a variety of special operations in Norway. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Members * 3 Operation Seagull agents * 4 Telavåg
Telavåg
agents * 5 References * 6 Sources HISTORY Kompani Linge Memorial, Glenmore Forest Park in Scotland The original English-language administrative title did not have much resonance in Norwegian and they soon became better known as KOMPANI LINGE (Linge's Company). Martin Linge's death early in the war came to enhance the title, which became formalised as LINGEKOMPANIET in his honour
[...More...]

"Norwegian Independent Company 1" 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

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
Operation Weserübung
*
[...More...]

"Operation Archery" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Oslo Mosquito Raid
The OSLO MOSQUITO RAID (25 September 1942) was a British air raid on Oslo
Oslo
, Norway