World War 2 Colourised

A Norwegian child being carried to an ambulance from the British Destroyer, HMS Onslaught at Gourock, Renfrew in Scotland. 1 March 1945.
She was one of 525 Norwegian civilians rescued on the February 27th by the Royal Navy after hiding from Germans patrols in caves on the snow covered mountains of Sørøya island, Norway for three months.
They were rescued by four British destroyers of the Home Fleet who raced in broad daylight, 60 miles behind enemy lines and took them safely to a British port (Gourock).
(Photo source – © IWM A 27491)
(Colourised by Doug)


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