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OVERDALEN CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Norway
Identified Casualties:
1
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
8.06838
Latitude:
62.33522

Location Information

Overdal is in the valley of the Romsdal, in central Norway, 37 kilometres south of Andalsnes.

Historical Information

During the Second World War, Norway was of strategic importance to the Germans. Their invasion on 9 April 1940 was sudden and widespread and despite Allied intervention, the entire country was under German occupation by early June. Thereafter, Allied activity in Norway was confined to raids and special operations, with the Commonwealth air forces providing support to Norwegian resistance groups until the German capitulation in May 1945. There are no Commonwealth war cemeteries in Norway, those who died there being buried in civil cemeteries and churchyards.

Overdal Churchyard contains one Commonwealth burial.