• Eric Sheppard

6. Memoir 44: Midtskogen, German Invasion of Norway



The Germans set out to capture the Norwegian King, Haakon VII, and his cabinet, which they believed would force Norway into submission. The opposing forces clashed at around 1.30 AM on the 10th of April with the German vehicles crashing into a Norwegian roadblock.The ensuing firefight continued until 3 AM, ending with both forces pulling back. The Norwegians were reinforced and regrouped into new positions; the Germans, realizing their raid had failed, retreated to Oslo.

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