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I would like to know if Sydvaranger owned any property outside of Norway during WWII, and which facilities/properties were destroyed during the German retreat through northern Finland and northern Norway.
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There was very little shipments to Germany. Mine was closed early in 1942 and reopened briefly in 1944. Not much production in comparison with pre-war years. Kirkenes had other priorities (Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe bases), was frequently bombed by Allies.The Sydvaranger minding company was active during the war years. It was a prime source of raw materials for the Germans under the years of occupation.
What was not bombed by Allies, was destroyed by Germans in October 1944 (with exception of two power plants).
To my knowledge mining company did not own any mining operations outside Norway.