Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - 1945..+ all fields of WWII - Page 405
Burning German destroyer Z-12 'Erich Giese' (Erich Giese, type 1934a) in the waters Ufut Fjord near Narvik. Sunk during the second battle of Narvik in gunfire British battleship 'Uorspayt' (HMS Warspite) and destroyer 'Bedouin' (HMS Bedouin).
Narvik-German troops engaged in a bitter fight at the Battle of Narvik, holding out against five times as many British and French troops, they were close to rebellion when finally slipping out from Narvik on 28 May.Moving east, the Germans were surprised when the British started to abandon Narvik on 3 June. By that time the German offensive in France had progressed to such an extent that the British could no longer afford any commitment in Norway, and the 25,000 Allied troops were evacuated.