Tuesday, March 4, 1941 - Commando Raid on the Lofoten Islands

Louis

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British and norwegian commandos raid Lofoten Islands, Norway: destroy oil plants, sink 8 ships (confiscating two Enigma machines and code books), take 314 norwegian volunteers to England and take 285 german prisoners.

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Troops returning from shore in landing craft personnel (ramped) on their return from the Lofoten islands, Norway, where troops were landed to blow up the oil tanks. Smoke can be seen rising from the shore.