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11th April 1940

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Norway valiantly resisting German invasion. Reported that after a battle at Elverum, whither Norwegian government had removed from Hamar, German troops retired to Minnesund with heavy losses.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers twice attacked German occupied aerodrome at Stavanger, doing considerable damage. One aircraft failed to return.

Dornier flying boat shot down in North sea by aircraft of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) coastal command.

Herr Nygaardsvold, Norwegian premier issued a proclamation reaffirming Norway is determination to resist the Nazi invasion.

Stockholm radio station announced that Sweden had mined, her Western coast.

The British air ministry stated that 19 German planes had been shot down in Northern zones in four days, with the loss of six British machines.

Two German reconnaissance planes, a Heinkel, and a Dornier, were shot down in flames in France.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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