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15th April 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty and War office announced that British forces had landed at several points in Norway.

The British Admiralty stated that two more German transports had been sunk by British submarines, also that a convoy of German transports was attacked in the Skagerrak, when four torpedoes found their mark.

Fifteen aircraft of fleet air arm attack transports and aircraft in Bergen. One transport, set on fire, small store ship, large flying boat machine gunned and left in flames. One aircraft failed to return.

Two more bombing raids made on Stavanger, one during the night of 14 April 1940, and 15 April 1940. At least to German seaplanes were sunk, and further damage done to the aerodrome.

Proclamation by King Haakon broadcast to the Norwegian people.

Norwegian puppet government, set up by the Germans said to have been replaced by an administrative committee.

Z30 Destroyer
Laid down 15 April 1940

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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