NORTHERN THEATRE: 23 Days

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The Nazi war flag (black swastika on a white bull's-eye in a quartered red field with Iron Cross) fluttered up triumphantly one spring afternoon last week over the ruins of Åndalsnes, at the head of Romsdal Fjord in western Norway. It was 15 o'clock (3 p.m.) by German Army watches and just two weeks since British battalions landed there for the purpose, the whole world believed, of pushing the German invaders out of Norway. Instead, all the pushing—and a lot of punching, hammering, rushing and blasting—had been done by the Germans....

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