SOE Captain Martin Linge - Operation Archery 1941
SOE Captain Martin Linge - Operation Archery 1941
SOE Captain Martin Linge - Operation Archery 1941
SOE Captain Martin Linge - Operation Archery 1941
SOE Captain Martin Linge - Operation Archery 1941

SOE Captain Martin Linge - Operation Archery 1941

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1:30 scale handmade tin soldier of the Norwegian captain Martin Linge from the British raid on Måløy in 1941. During the Måløy raid (Operation Archery) a force of 576 men participated, of which 51 were officers. Among these were Martin Linge, his assistant Rubin Langmo and 15 other Norwegian commando soldiers. The attack was militarily successful, - but during an attack on Ulvesund Hotell in Måløy, Martin Linge was hit in a shootout and died on the steps of the hotel. Rubin Langmo tried in vain to save him. Martin Jensen Linge was born in 1894 at Linge in Norddal on Sunnmøre and became an officer, actor and was among the first in Norway to obtain a pilot's license. He became the leader of some of the first Norwegian forces in Great Britain during the Second World War in Norwegian Independent Company No. 1 - which was later called Kompani Linge. Among Norwegians in Great Britain, Martin Linge was among the first to talk about resisting the occupier on Norwegian soil. On 19 June 1942, Captain Martin Linge was awarded the War Cross with Sword post mortem "for outstanding bravery during the raid on Måløy on 27 December 1941, where he fell." Linge was honored by the British with the Distinguished Service Cross.