French Tank landing craft, anyone got photos of these?

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French Tank landing craft, anyone got photos of these?

Post  Opaque Hornet on Tue 23 Sep 2014 - 1:12

French Foreign Legion and light tanks came ashore at Bjerkvik in landing craft,
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13 May 1940  At midnight, which was light due to the latitude, British cruiser HMS Aurora, cruiser HMS Effingham, and battleship HMS Resolution bombarded Narvik, Norway in preparation of the 0100-hour amphibious operation at Bjerkvik, which was the first of the European War. French Foreign Legion and light tanks came ashore at Bjerkvik in landing craft, suffering 36 casualties, then reached and captured Řyjord unopposed. Many Norwegian civilians died during the attack.


Map where Bjerkvik is.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=bjerkvik+norway+map&qpvt=Bjerkvik+Nprway+map&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=8ECD6DCB4DAA9BC6C70074F8E4B54F9A87563AF0&selectedIndex=10

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Post  Opaque Hornet on Wed 24 Sep 2014 - 0:58

Well, no luck yet, but did find some shots of the German Pilabo 39 tank landing craft 1st built in 1939.

http://flickriver.com/photos/deckarudo/sets/72157629635571277/

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=194689

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Post  Opaque Hornet on Wed 24 Sep 2014 - 1:09

http://www.alltravels.com/norway/finnmark/veines/photos/current-photo-38555436

Dunno what French tanks would be doing in Finnmark?






It could be that the craft the French used were just flat lighters.

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-C-Algeria/index.html


. Deep-draft tank lighters became hung up on a sandbar 360 feet offshore

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