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33 WW2 Norway Timeline Events. Entries are listed below by date of occurrence ascending and are gathered from the overall SwwH site database as they relate to their particular series of events. Text ©2003-2015
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The Allied Supreme War Council agrees to come to the aid of Finland and Norway - if only to protect valuable Swedish ore from falling to the Germans.
HMS Cossack, a Royal Navy destroyer, moves into neutral Norwegian waters to claim its merchant men from the German ship Altmark. Germany and Norway both protest the action.
HMS Glowworm intercepts a portion of the German invasion fleet headed to Norway.
The German invasion force strikes Norway and Denmark.
Norwegian royalty and its government flee northward from the invasion.
HMS Rodney, a British battlecruiser, engages the German warships KMS Gneisenau and KMS Scharnhorst.
Norwegian coastal guns sink the German cruiser Blucher with 1,600 lives being lost.
KMS Konigsberg, a German light cruiser, becomes the first warship sunk by dive bombing at Bergen.
Five British destroyers surprise a German force of ten destroyers near Narvik. Nine German cargo ships are lost as well as two destroyers. The British also lose a pair of destroyers in the action.
British aerial bombing of KMS Admiral Hipper, KMS Gneisenau, and KMS Scharnhorst fail to net the needed results.
The Second Battle of Narvik nets the British eight German destroyers and a submarine.
An Allied rescue force made up of British, Polish, and French begin arriving at Namsos, Alesund, and Narvik.
April 20th - April 30th
The German defense at Trondheim holds and prepares for reinforcements.
Allied naval guns open up on German positions at Narvik in preparation for a ground assault.
May 1st - May 2nd
Allied forces abandon their missions at Namsos and Andalsnes.
German forces arrive at Andalsnas.
Duringan evacuation operation, the French destroyer Bison and the British destroyer Afridi are sunk by air attack.
French and Polish forces land at Tromso and Harstad.
Norwegian forces move on Narvik.
French forces land at Bjerkvik.
The British lose HMS Effingham when it runs aground near Narvik.
The Allies are able to make some gains near Narvik.
German warplanes destroyer the city of Bodo.
British forces at Bodo evacuate.
The British and French governments notify the Norwegian government of their plans to evacuate.
Allied forces at Harstad begin their evacuation of the area.
The Norwegian government joins several other powers as a government-in-exile. Its officials board HMS Devonshire for their escape.
The Germans enact Operation Juno to relieve its forces at Narvik.
HMS Glorious is sunk by KMS Scharnhorst and KMS Gneisenau.
The Norwegian military is ordered to surrender.
The invasion of Norway is complete, the victory going to the Germans.
74 Luftwaffe aircraft launched from bases in Denmark and Norway are lost on what will be remembered as "Black Thursday".