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  • #16
    Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
    The 18" Coastal Gun had not been fired for years and had no range finder. They literally opened the breech and looked down it! The German ships were all carrying troops and supplies, so I don't see Blucher standing off. They should have landed the troops elsewheres and taken the Fort by land, which they gad to do anyway.

    Pruitt
    good point .the coup de main was an attempt to take the Norwegian royal family , and the country's gold reserves, by surprise ( the Reich being always short of cash.)

    One can accept that the existence of the torpedoes was a surprise, but it's hard to fathom sailing point blank past three eleven inch rifles....
    The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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