Operation Anklet

Location

Lofoten Islands
Norway
68° 4' 46.5924" N, 13° 22' 27.0876" E
Date commenced: 
Friday, December 26, 1941
Units: 

300 men from No 12 Commando, and some from the Royal Norwegian Army, landed on the Lofoten Islands about 300 miles North of Vaagso. Since the first Lofoten raid in March such operations were seen as a useful tactic to confuse the enemy and consequently divert enemy forces for future defence.


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