Based on true events, “Narvik: Hitler’s First Defeat” is about how the Norwegian army, with the help of Great Britain and France, defeated Germany to reoccupy Narvik, albeit for a brief period. Even though Norway had declared its neutrality during World War II, it was ignored. The iron ore bought by the Germans from Sweden for making weapons was transported by train to Narvik and shipped out of its port to Germany.Narvik 2023 Movie Download.
Stopping the German ships before they could transport the ore from the port became crucial for Great Britain. They firmly believed that would weaken their enemy. The enemy countries started attacking each other’s ships, and Norway was dragged into the mess. The Norwegian army was poorly armed when the Germans entered their land. Since they were not equipped with high-end machine guns like the Germans, they aimed to defeat them by cutting off the iron ore supply.Corporel Gunnar Tofte looked forward to returning to Narvik to celebrate his son’s birthday. Upon returning, he was told that all the leaves were canceled, and he needed to head to the base. Disheartened, Gunnar tried to convince Major Sigurd Omdal to allow him to return home. He was permitted to leave, but on the condition that he would get back to the base by midnight. Gunnar was elated. He handed over his belongings to his friends and headed home with a gift in his hand.
His wife, Ingrid, worked at a hotel as a staff member and translator. She translated the meeting held by the mayor of Narvik for the German representatives. He demanded respect for Norway’s neutral stance from both Germany and Great Britain. While translating the mayor’s speech, Ingrid’s eyes caught a glimpse of her husband. She could not contain her happiness and rushed to the kitchen when the meeting ended. Gunnar and Ingrid were overjoyed to be finally together, and even though he had to leave by midnight, she felt comforted knowing he was going to be around.