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The First Battle of Narvik - Discussion Thread

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War plans never work as intended, but the job was done, lives lost on both sides, but thats war, maybe more lives were saved as a result of the loss of the German merchant vessels.

Great article WG, keep them coming.

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Honestly, stuff like this is nowadays the sole reason to visit the portal (ever since they backtracked their "full month reveal" for the calendar). This is interesting and well written, with nice illustrations.

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40 minutes ago, ItachiZero said:

good article and now I want port narvik in the game

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Very good article. A couple of minor points to add:

 

Warburton-Lee deserves the highest praise on so many grounds, not least for clearly ignoring the Admiralty's order to send a night patrol at the mouth of the fjiord, because doing so was likely to spoil element of surprise. Unlike the Germans who dispersed their forces and took their time, he acted with utmost speed, focus and determination. 

 

It was not Warburton-Lee's fault that the powers that be denied his force the light cruiser HMS Penelope, which was initially to accompany the DDs in the Fjiord. Had they done so, the entire German force would have been annihilated. It took the Warspite to accomplish that, a few days later. 

 

Erich Bey, who led the German 4th Destroyer Flotilla in the Battle (as well as the subsequent Battle that WG will tell us about on Tuesday) is the same officer who, as Rear Admiral,  commanded Scharnhorst at the Battle of North Cape where he shared the ship's sad fate.       

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Good story, can't help thinking that this and the next story could make a good basis for  a scenario...

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