World War: Bull at Narvik

A smothering blizzard delayed the Allies' mopping-up around Narvik last week. As advertised in advance (to give all who wished a chance to leave), British warships lying in Ofot Fjord shelled the town systematically. This fire discomfited the German troops—perhaps 1,000—who remained dug in there. But new, hip-deep snow impeded the encircling and climbing movements of Allied troops sent to dislodge and cut off 1,000 more Germans entrenched on Rombak heights, southeast of the town. An Allied column for this purpose was landed at Fagenes, in Beisfjord to the south. Norwegians plodded eastward through the mountains from Gratangen, to head...

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