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This is an 11in Krupp gun at the Oscarsborg Fortress, Norway. This gun, installed in 1893, and one other mount fired 2 shots into the German heavy cruiser Blucher as she entered the Drobak Narrows during the invasion of Norway in 1940 at a range of 1 mile. The first shot landed in front of the fore mast, creating a fire amidships. The second round struck below the 8in A turret forward, dismounting the turret and blowing huge chunks of the ship into the Fjord.

This is an Krupp gun at the Oscarsborg Fortress, Norway. This gun…

Norway  WW2  Nazi propaganda: "Common Front Against Bolshevism"

ARTICLE: The gas chamber : A national collection of pictures of Harald Damsleth. "Common Front Against Bolshevism"

Norway's fjords offered natural hiding places for the German fleet, which draped the battleship Tirpitz with tarps and branches to blend in with the countryside and foil enemy reconnaissance. Still, the British Navy caught and sank 10 German destroyers in a major battle off Narvik in April.

German battleship Tirpitz (sister of Bismarck) at Fættenfjord in March She spent much of the war in Norwegian waters and posed an ongoing threat to the Arctic convoys, attracting constant British attacks as a result. Her luck finally ran out in November

Alternative History of the Winter War - the Lyngenfjord Highway - the railway to Narvik (http://www.alternativefinland.com/the-lyngenfjord-highway-1939/)

The rapid construction of the Lyngenfjord Highway established a link to the outside world which would help Finland survive the Winter War

The remains of a naval battle in Narvik, Norway in 1940. Several battles between German and Norwegian forces took place in the Ofotfjord in the spring of 1940.

The remains of a naval battle in Narvik, Norway in Several battles between German and Norwegian forces took place in the Ofotfjord in the spring of 1940

Mener krigen i Narvik er glemt - Nordland - NRK Nyheter

Mener krigen i Narvik er glemt - Nordland - NRK Nyheter