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19 Apr 1940
  • Japan informed the United States that Japan had no aggressive intentions toward the Dutch East Indies. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The first engagement between British and German troops in Norway took place at Verdal, north of Trondheim, when the British 146th Brigade and Norwegian troops clashed with troops of the German 138th Gebirgsj√§ger Regiment; later on the same day, 45 German paratroopers surrendered to the Norwegian forces at Domb√•s. Norwegian General Ruge convinced British Brigadier Morgan to lead the British 148th Brigade in an effort to block the German advance from Oslo. Overnight, 3 battalions of French mountain troops arrived at Namsos, Norway, but without their skis, mules, and anti-aircraft weapons. ww2dbase [Invasion of Denmark and Norway | CPC]
  • Three Neubaufahrzeug prototype heavy tanks arrived in Oslo, Norway largely as a show of force to intimidate Norwegians. ww2dbase [PzKpfw NbFz V/VI | CPC]
  • Germany announced the formation of the Reich Commissariat for the occupied Norwegian Territories. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • √Čmile Bertin was damaged by German aircraft off Namsos, Norway; she would be sent to Brest, France for repairs. ww2dbase [√Čmile Bertin | Namsos | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 19 Apr 1940
Three German Neubaufahrzeug heavy tanks at Oslo, Norway, 19 Apr 1940

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