Claude Auchinleck, officially on an inspection mission, but with orders to replace Mackesy if he felt it was necessary. Low cloud made the perfect setting for the advantage of the British and Swordfish simply flew through the fjord as if it were progressing through a tunnel. 11 Churchill was a strong agitator for action in Scandinavia, because he wanted to cut Germany off from Sweden and push the Scandinavian countries to side with the United Kingdom. 1 8 Winter War edit Main articles: Winter War and FrancoBritish plans for intervention in the Winter War When the Soviet Union started its attack against Finland on 30 November 1939, the Allies found themselves aligned with Norway and Sweden in support of Finland against. He could just get back to Narvik and chose not to fight another stage of an already harsh battle. The same day that the 1st Division began crossing into Sweden, the two battalions of Infantry Regiment. However, with the exception of a small number of special forces, it saw little action for the rest of the war. Fears began to crop up in German high embassy of canada oslo command that Norway and Sweden would then allow Allied troop movement to aid Finland.
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The official approval for the invasion and occupation of Denmark and Norway was signed by Hitler on 1 March. By listening to British radio signals, the Germans concluded the British would attack on the afternoon of April. The British suffered 147 dead, the Germans 176. Only after the war did the British realize how close they came to losing Warspite. The German ships began opening counterfire, and Hunter laid smoke as she exited the harbor.
Violent clashes depleted much of the Kriegsmarine destroyer force, but the British Naval victory could not change the outcome in Norway. All the other the other remaining German destroyers, were sunk on uring the Second Battle of Narvik.