British prisoners of war under escort of German soldiers in Norway

British prisoners of war

A convoy of British prisoners of war under an escort of German soldiers is on the way to Norway.

On the night of April 8-9, 1940, during the operation “Fall Weserübung”, German troops began to land at the ports of Norway.
On May 14, 1940, Anglo-French troops were landed in the Namsos and Ondalsnes fjords (north and south of Trondheim) to counter them. Many British troops participating in the campaign were not only poorly equipped and insufficiently trained, but, in addition, they were given completely unrealistic combat missions. The successful defense of the Nazis and the constant bombardment of the Luftwaffe led to the fact that the Allies could not fulfill their task, and from April 30 to May 5, 1940 their troops were evacuated.

Location: Norway
Image Date: April-May 1940

In : 1940

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked (required)