World: Insomniac Trondheim

Spring's coming to the Arctic may this year bring the biggest naval battle of the war. For centuries royal Trondheim, proud that it owned Norway's No. 1 cathedral, lived slumbrously and peacefully in its white wooden houses. Today its ancient slumber is gone: a Nazi nightmare has taken over.

The narrow mouth of Trondheim fjord bristles with German guns. The old ship-building wharf, extended for warships, has been blasted by British bombers. Half a mile outside Trondheim, transatlantic U-boats crouch in shelters dug out of hill sides which are as prone to slide...

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