BATTLE OF EUROPE: Fifteen Minutes

Norwegians, your fellow-countrymen are here, and with them your British allies.-We wish you a good Christmas and a happy New Year. We bring you this greeting from all free men.

Cheery as a birthday sing-o-gram, that message boomed through the loudspeaker of a British ship, one of several anchored brazenly last week off the German-held Lofoten Islands on Norway's jagged northwestern coast. Bearers of the greeting were Britain's tough Commandos, bent on destruction of radio equipment guiding German shipping along the Axis sea route to the Arctic fighting front in Russia....

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