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Åndalsnes landings

Index Åndalsnes landings

The Åndalsnes landings took place in Åndalsnes in Romsdal, Norway in 1940 during the Norwegian Campaign of World War II when, after the German invasion of Norway in April 1940, British troops landed in Åndalsnes as part of a pincer movement to take mid-Norwegian city Trondheim. [1]

23 relations: Army Reserve (United Kingdom), Åndalsnes, Battle of Dombås, Bernard Paget, Brigadier (United Kingdom), Dombås, Fallschirmjäger, Harold de Riemer Morgan, Major-general (United Kingdom), Namsos, Namsos Campaign, Nazi Germany, Norway, Norwegian Campaign, Operation Weserübung, Pincer movement, Romsdal, Trondheim, West Riding of Yorkshire, World War II, 146th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom), 148th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom), 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division.

Army Reserve (United Kingdom)

The Army Reserve is the active-duty volunteer reserve force and integrated element of the British Army.

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Åndalsnes

is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.

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Battle of Dombås

The Battle of Dombås was fought between Norwegian Army infantry forces and German ''Fallschirmjäger'' paratroops in mid-April 1940.

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Bernard Paget

General Sir Bernard Charles Tolver Paget, (15 September 1887 – 16 February 1961) was a senior British Army officer during the Second World War.

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Brigadier (United Kingdom)

Brigadier (Brig) is a senior rank in the British Army and the Royal Marines.

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Dombås

The village of lies in the Dovre municipality and serves as an administrative center in the upper Gudbrandsdal, Norway.

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Fallschirmjäger

Fallschirmjäger is the German word for paratroopers.

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Harold de Riemer Morgan

Major-General Harold de Riemer Morgan DSO (12 March 1888 – 1964) was a British Army officer who served as colonel of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.

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Major-general (United Kingdom)

Major general (Maj Gen), is a "two-star" rank in the British Army and Royal Marines.

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Namsos

is a municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway.

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Namsos Campaign

The Namsos Campaign, in Namsos, Norway, and its surrounding area involved heavy fighting between Anglo-French and Norwegian naval and military forces on the one hand, and German military, naval and air forces on the other in April and early May 1940.

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Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).

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Norway

Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

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Norwegian Campaign

The Norwegian Campaign (9 April to 10 June 1940) was fought in Norway between Norway, the Allies and Germany in World War II after the latter's invasion of the country.

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Operation Weserübung

Operation Weserübung was the code name for Germany's assault on Denmark and Norway during the Second World War and the opening operation of the Norwegian Campaign.

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Pincer movement

The pincer movement, or double envelopment, is a military maneuver in which forces simultaneously attack both flanks (sides) of an enemy formation.

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Romsdal

Romsdal is the name of a traditional district in the Norwegian county Møre og Romsdal, located between Nordmøre and Sunnmøre.

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Trondheim

Trondheim (historically Kaupangen, Nidaros and Trondhjem) is a city and municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway.

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West Riding of Yorkshire

The West Riding of Yorkshire is one of the three historic subdivisions of Yorkshire, England.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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146th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 146th Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the British Army, part of the Territorial Force (Territorial Army from 1920) with the 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division.

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148th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 148th Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the British Army that served in both World War I and briefly in World War II as part of the 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division and disbanded after the war.

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49th (West Riding) Infantry Division

The 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army.

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Redirects here:

Andalsnes landings, Battle of Andalsnes, Battle of Åndalsnes.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Åndalsnes_landings

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