WW2 photo April 1940 British Home Fleet in action, Norway
French ROL press photo.
THE GERMAN FLEET IN COMBAT WITH THE “HOME FLEET” IN NORWAY.
A large ship of the Home Fleet firing. 12th April 1940.
Stamp on back:
Mention of "Photo ROL" is mandatory
Some staining on back, light brown spot LL.
13 x 18 cm
Photo Agence ROL.
LA FLOTTE ALLEMANDE AUX PRISES AVEC LA “HOME FLEET” EN NORVEGE
Une grosse unite de la Home Fleet executant un tir…12 avril 1940
Tampon sur le revers:
La mention “Photo ROL” est obligatoire.
Taches sur le revers, zone de rousseur bas gauche.
The Norwegian Campaign (9 April to 10 June 1940), was fought in Norway between the Allies and Germany in World War II after the latter's invasion of the country. In April, the United Kingdom and France came to Norway's aid with an expeditionary force. Despite moderate success in the northern parts of Norway, Germany's invasion of France in May eventually compelled the Allies to withdraw and the Norwegian government to seek exile in London. The campaign ended with the occupation of Norway by Germany, and the continued fighting of exiled Norwegian forces from abroad. The 62 days of fighting made Norway the nation that withstood a German invasion for the second longest period of time, after the Soviet Union.