The soldiers of Operasjon Rype marching in Trondheim on the 17th May 1945 The first Constitution Day Norway could celebrate in more than 5 years
The soldiers of Operasjon Rype marching in Trondheim on the 17th May 1945 The first Constitution Day Norway could celebrate in more than 5 years

 

“SAS operations in Norway: Skis and daggers”

OSS Operation RYPE / NORSO During late 1944/early 1945 a sabotage mission to Norway was planned, with the name Operation RYPE (Norwegian for Grouse).  The main mission would be to destroy railroad lines in Norway making it impossible for the Germans to move their troops in Norway to the European Continent where they would be needed during the final battles of the war. 
Rype burying their fallen comrades at

Rype burying their fallen comrades at Plukkutjønnfjellet

Read William Colby’s full report after Operasjon Rype”SAS operations in Norway: Skis and daggers”