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First Battle of Narvik

In the First Battle of Narvik on April 10th, 1940, five Royal Navy destroyers entered the harbour of Narvik where five destroyers of the Kriegsmarine were seriously damaged, thereof two sunk. Six other German ships were also sunk. And also two British destroyers sank. Both the German Commander, Commodore Bonte, and the British Commander, Captain Warburton-Lee, were killed in the battle.

Warburton-Lee was later awarded the Victoria Cross, the UK's highest award for gallantry in the face of enemy action.]

See also Second Battle of Narvik.

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