By Stein Liland.
Time for my musical interlude. This month marked the hundredth birthday of Billie Holiday. Accordingly, the Lady here sings the blues.
dark clouds over norway, it seems. good thing they are flush with north sea oil money. mebbe’ they can bail scandinavia out when the blood starts to fill the land ..
North sea oil is starting to taper off, Scandinavia is going to boil up quickly once the money runs out.
Yep. Back to being a poor country.
Operation Claymore was the codename for a British Commandos raid on the Lofoten Islands in Norway during the Second World War. The Lofoten Islands were an important centre for the production of fish oil and glycerine, used in the German war industry. The landings were carried out on 4 March 1941, by the men of No. 3 Commando, No. 4 Commando, a Royal Engineers Section and 52 men from the Royal Norwegian Navy. Supported by the 6th Destroyer Flotilla and two troop transports of the Royal Navy, the force made an unopposed landing and generally continued to meet no opposition. The original plan had been to avoid contact with German forces and inflict the maximum of damage to German-controlled industry. They achieved their objective of destroying fish oil factories and some 3,600 tonnes (800,000 imperial gallons) of oil and glycerine. Glycerine is the maint ingredient in TNT (trinitroglycerine)
Interesting. There are a lot of photos of the place, it is dramatic looking and makes for good pix.