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Encounter at Roa
Date: 16 April 1940, 0830 hours
Location: Just south of Roa, Norway
History: German forces consolidated their landing at Oslo and drove north. The capture of Lillehammar was critical, as it was the key to controlling south-central Norway. The German 196th Division, under Lt. General Pellengahr, approached Roa (which is about a third of the way north from Oslo to Lillehammar). Norwegian General Ruge ordered the Bergen Division and advanced elements of the British 148th Infantry Brigade to fight at Roa in hopes of delaying the German advance long enough to organize the defense of Lillehammar.
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