British War Graves
In late May 1940 Allied forces was fighting the German invasion force several places in Norway. In a valley just North of the Polar Circle a mixed group of British and Norwegian troops tried to halt experienced Gebirgsjägers. The troops stood their ground for several days but as they lacked equipment they was ordered to retreat. In these fightings many of the Allied soldiers fell and was buried in fieldgraves. After the war they were exhumed and reburied at the local cemetery where they still lay. I brought the camera today and photographed each grave and also did a trip to a couple of the spots where some of them fell , where some local enthusiasts put up signs marking the places.
"In this area the following British soldiers fell in combat against German troops 26/5 1940."
"Two British soldiers fell here 26.05-40. In this area these Norwegian soldiers fell during a German bombing 20.May 1940."
The war graves at the cemetery:
At the cemetery there is also a memorial for civillians that lost their lives during the war.
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