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Operation Anklet
Part of World War II
Date 26 December 1941
Location Lofoten Islands
Result British victory
 United Kingdom  Germany

During World War II, Operation Anklet was a British Commando raid on 26 December 1941 on the Lofoten Islands.[1]

The raid was conducted by 300 men of No. 12 Commando to provide a diversion for the larger raid at Vågsøy Island, Operation Archery. The German garrison, amid Christmas celebrations, was easily overcome. The Commandos re-embarked after two peaceful days.


  1. ^ Moland, Arnfinn (1995). "raids". in Dahl, Hjeltnes, Nøkleby, Ringdal, Sørensen (in Norwegian). Norsk krigsleksikon 1940-45. Oslo: Cappelen. p. 341. ISBN 82-02-14138-9.  

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