Diary May 1, 1940

German partroopers at Bjornfjell
German paratroopers at Bjornfjell, close south to Narvik.
Diary for Wednesday, May 1, 1940:


British troops evacuated from Alesund.
Germans counter-attack near Narvik (and on May 2); attack repulsed.
German forces link up between Oslo and Bergen.
Surrender of 4,000 Norwegian troops, trapped at Lillehammer.

Western Front

Hitler orders Gelb (‘Yellow’) offensive against Low Countries and France to commence May 5.

Home Fronts

Germany: Krupp armament works at Essen designated a ‘National Socialist model plant’ for its out­standing services to the Third Reich.

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