Operation Archery - The Commandos and the Vaagso Raid 1941: Raid 1942

Operation Archery - The Commandos and the Vaagso Raid 1941: Raid 1942


Operation Archery, the raid on Vaagso and Maaloy in Norway on December 27, 1942, was once the 1st real mixed operation conducted via British forces regarding the military, Royal military and the Royal Air strength. The Islands of Vaagso and Maaloy at the Norwegian coast among Bergen and Trondheim have been chosen simply because they provided an ideal chance to wreck German installations and morale.

Mountbatten, the hot head of mixed Operations, was hoping to put off the neighborhood garrison, spoil the fish oil factories and sink enemy delivery. The raiding strength consisted of No. three Commando, troops of No. 2 Commando, a scientific detachment from No. four Commando and a Royal Norwegian military detachment totalling fifty one officials and 525 males. To aid the amphibious raid was once a flotilla of warships and low-level bomb assaults via the RAF.

The raid used to be introduced on Christmas Day 1942, taking the German defenders solely suddenly. German resistance used to be stiff, even though, and a fierce firefight ensued. Relive the nail-biting motion of 1 of the good raids of global warfare II during this fascinating ebook, jam-packed with maps and images.

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