Operation Archery, the raid on Vaagso and Maaloy in Norway on December 27, 1942, was once the 1st real mixed operation conducted by means of British forces related to the military, Royal military and the Royal Air strength. The Islands of Vaagso and Maaloy at the Norwegian coast among Bergen and Trondheim have been chosen simply because they provided an ideal chance to break German installations and morale.
Mountbatten, the hot head of mixed Operations, was hoping to put off the neighborhood garrison, break the fish oil factories and sink enemy transport. The raiding strength consisted of No. three Commando, troops of No. 2 Commando, a clinical detachment from No. four Commando and a Royal Norwegian military detachment totalling fifty one officials and 525 males. To aid the amphibious raid used to be a flotilla of warships and low-level bomb assaults via the RAF.
The raid was once introduced on Christmas Day 1942, taking the German defenders totally all of sudden. German resistance used to be stiff, in spite of the fact that, and a fierce firefight ensued. Relive the nail-biting motion of 1 of the good raids of worldwide struggle II during this interesting publication, full of maps and pictures.