The cold and snow was a common enemy for all troops at Narvik, but most of the Allies were poorly prepared for it. The Norwegians were the only ones fully equipped with skis and able to use them. The British attempted to use skis, but their troops were largely untrained and supply was scarce. German sailors faced the same problems. Even within the German and French mountain specialists, only a few units were equipped with skis. The Polish mountain brigade had no mountain training in fact.
Hello all, I am new to this forum, and wonder if some of you can help me. My father was a crew member on the Dieter von Roeder, and survived the battles at Narvik. I have some stories about that battle, but am looking for any further information about my Father and the crew. How can I find military records of my father? He joined the German Navy in peacetime, January 1934. I heard that the wreck of the Dieter von Roeder is still in the harbor at Narvik. Have any artifatcs been recovered? Where can I find a list of crew members, etc.? Can anyone help me? Many thanks.
Hi My Grandfather was Captain of the SS Blythmoor Captain Nicholas , I am trying to find information about him and what happend to the merchent seament that were transported to Sweden where they stayed how they got there ect