The Second Great War, Volume 2

" - ¦ ' , ... ¦ . ¦ ' ¦ . ' , . . . ' ¦ ’¦ , I ^ . . , .... . •- '-j ’ W A R SPIT E ’ G O E S IN T O A C T IO N A T T H E S E C O N D BA T TLE O F N A R V IK Impressive weight was lent to the poweriul British naval force sent against Narvik on April 13, 1940, by the 30,600-ton battleship 1 Warspite,’ and great skill ¦ navigation was called for to ensure her safe passage through the narrow approach to Ofot Fjord. Her chief task in the operations was the ret’ u by bombardment of the German shore batteries, and this slie successfully accomplished Aircraft of the Fleet A ir Arm attached to ‘ Warsp. encountered only one Heinkel while they were keeping Vice-Aim iral W hitworth informed ot the progress of the fight. Led by the destroyers ‘ Bedouin ’ and ‘ Icarus, ’ the ‘ Warspite ’ is here seen steaming to her station outside Narvik Bay. P h o to , “ T h e T i m e s ”
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