Summary

Black and white newspaper clipping on paper with map of Norway on one side and a man with skis on the other - 'A member of the British Expeditionary Force in Norway in full Arctic equipment, including camouflage suit and skis.'

Part of a collection of material relating to the World War I service of brothers John and Albert Victor Peile. However, Germany did not launch an attack against Norway (Operation Weserübung) until April 8-June 8, 1940 during World War II. The donor's collection to World War II is unknown.

Description of Content

Map of Norway; photo of skier on reverse.

Physical Description

Black and white newspaper clipping on paper with photo of a man dressed in winter apparel on one side and map on the other.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Returned and Services League (RSL) Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Public Life & Institutions

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Victorian Branch, Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL), Mrs Margaret J. Hitchens, 1986

  • Place Depicted

    Norway, 1940-1945

  • Place Depicted

    Sweden

  • Inscriptions

    Printed on front: 'NORWAY'S BATTLEGROUND. / German Planes are reported to be on their way north in Norway in large / numbers, and it is suggested that the Germans may be preparing a lightning attack at Narvik.' Printed on back: 'A member of the British Expeditionary Force in Norway in full / Arctic equipment, including camouflage suit and skis.'

  • Classification

    Military history, Souvenirs & mementoes, Media coverage

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Technology

  • Type of item

    Document

  • References

    Richard D. Hooker Jr. and Christopher Coglianese, 'Operation Weserübung and the Origins of Joint Warfare,' at: [Link 1] accessed: June 25, 2012 For Albert Peile's war record see the National Archives of Australia website at: [Link 2] For John Peile's war record see the National Archive of Australia website at: [Link 3]

  • Keywords

    World War II, 1939-1945, Skiing