31 July 2020

Nortraship: The Norwegian Fleet and WWII

As the grandson of a Swede I'm no great fan of Norwegians. However, their contribution during the 1939-45 War should not be forgotten!

The British politician Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker, commented after the war,"The first great defeat for Hitler was the battle of Britain. It was a turning point in history. If we had not had the Norwegian fleet of tankers on our side, we should not have had the aviation spirit to put our Hawker Hurricanes and our Spitfires into the sky. Without the Norwegian merchant fleet, Britain and the allies would have lost the war"

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