NORTHERN THEATRE: Struggle for Trondheim

Last week the Allies' Northwestern Expeditionary Force (its newly announced official name) tried to scramble aboard Norway by way of the slushy, slippery, narrow, air-vulnerable ports left to them by the Germans above and below Trondheim. Its main effort was to get ashore and stake first military claim to the northwest coast of mid-Norway. Before the week ended the issue became whether German-held Trondheim was to be a beleaguered post in an Allied-held sector, or the key post of a German-held mid-Norway which the Allies had rashly invaded.

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