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A wounded British commando is helped to a landing craft as victorious troops leave Vaagso with 100 German prisoners.
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12/01/1941 Recruiting of Norwegians for the 'Nordland' Regiment of the 5th SS Motorised Division 'Wiking' begins.
31/01/1941 The new recruits of the ‘Nordland’ Regiment give their oath to SS Reichsführer Himmler in Oslo.
 
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06/02/1941
The Bishops of Norway start the Church’s struggle against the occupying German forces.
 
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04/03/1941 On the northern Norwegian coast, British light naval units and commandos carry out a raid on the Lofoten islands near Narvik, destroying the port and oil storage facilities.
 
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28/04/1941 A clampdown is made in Norway against degenerate literature, with large-scale book burnings being held.
 
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22/05/1941 Himmler establishes Norwegian SS on German lines.
 
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17/06/1941 Finland begins a secret mobilisation of its forces.
25/06/1941 The Red Air force launches an a number of air attacks against Finland's airfields, in the hope of destroying German aircraft which were believed to be stationed in Finland.
26/06/1941 Finland declares war on the Soviet Union.
29/06/1941 The German 20th Mountain Army launches Operation 'Silver Fox', an offensive to capture the Soviet port of Murmansk, while the Finnish Karelian Army activates its offensive towards Leningrad.
 
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07/07/1941 Under the pretext of defending the western hemisphere against Axis incursions, the U.S. 1st Marine Brigade is landed in Iceland to relieve the British garrison that has been there since the previous year.
10/07/1941 The Finnish Karelian Army begins an offensive toward Lake Ladoga to the Northeast of Leningrad.
28/07/1941 Finland ends diplomatic relations with Great Britain.
31/07/1941 Joseph Terboven declares a state of emergency in Norway.
 
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02/08/1941 All radios in Norway are confiscated.
26/08/1941 Anglo-Canadian and Norwegian commandos land on Spitzbergen, 370 miles north of Norway, to deny the coal mines to the Germans. They destroy installations and mining equipment and evacuate the Norwegian population.
29/08/1941 Russians evacuate Karelian Isthmus to Leningrad. The Finnish troops capture Vyborg and are now only 30 miles North of Leningrad.
 
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04/09/1941 Finns refuse to advance on Leningrad.
07/09/1941 The offensive of the German 20th Mountain Army in northern Finland to capture the vital Lend-Lease port of Murmansk, Russia, comes to a halt.
 
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07/10/1941 Finland rejects a British demand to cease fighting the Soviet Union.
 
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04/11/1941 Finnish forces capture the Baltic naval base of Hangö that Finland was compelled to lease to the Soviets in 1940.
06/11/1941 Finnish advance halted on the Northern Front.
 
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02/12/1941 Soviet troops evacuate the last territory in Karelia, taken from Finland in the 1939-1940 war.
27/12/1941 A combined services commando raid on German occupied islands off Norway results in 200 Germans killed and 16,000 tons of shipping destroyed.
 

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