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Feb 22, 1940

Armed with Cutlasses and other weapons, Captain Philip Vian and his crew of the HMS Cossack board the German tender Altmark in Norwegian waters to rescue nearly 300 British merchant navy personnel.

Theater:  European Theater

ItemType:  Event

Source:  World War II History

Date Added: 2010-04-20

Tags: Boarding Party, HMS Cossack, Graf Spee, Altmark, ship tender, Philip Vian, Merchant Navy, British, Norway, Norwegian, British Navy

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