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5th May 1940

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The British War office stated that there was nothing of importance to report from Narvik, where operations were continuing. There had been slight German activity in this area.

Unofficial reports from Stockholm stated that there was bitter fighting in a snowstorm at Narvik. German bombers operating from Norwegian bases took part for the first time. Norwegian Foreign Minister, Professor Koht, and Minister of defence, Col. Ljungberg, arrived in London for consultations with British ministers.

Norwegian fortress of Hegra, 26 miles east of Trondheim, reported to have surrendered after three weeks of siege.

Roeros, from which invading Germans had been driven. Last week by Norwegians, was reoccupied by German troops.

Post reported that during the night of 4-5 May 1940 in the region of Saar, the German forces supported by heavy artillery fire attack three outposts, but were driven off.

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