Battle of Namsos
Part of World War II (The War That Came Early)
Date Winter 1939-40
Location Namsos, Norway
Result German victory
Britain.jpg United Kingdom
Franceflag.jpg France
Norway.jpg Norway
Worldwar Germany.jpg Germany

Namsos is a municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Namdalen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Namsos. Other villages in the municipality include Bangsund, Klinga, Ramsvika, Skomsvoll, and Spillum. The municipality has a population of 12,906 and covers and area of 777.89 square kilometers (300.35 sq mi).

Namsos in The War That Came Early[]

In the winter of 1939-40, Namsos was pummeled by German attacks. In spite of the determination of the British, French, and Norwegian defenders, the port town fell.[1] Afterwards, the Germans built up a U-boat base there.[2]