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From reports now available, it seems likely that the fighting in Norway will be concentrated for some time on the narrowest section of Norwegian territory around Trondheim, says the Australian Department of Infor
mation special service today. Here. Norway is less than 100 miles across. , Trondheim Fjord, which runs for about 50 riiiles inland, forms a -wid,e natural barrier, leaving only a 50-hiUe. stretch of land to the eastern border of Norway. It appears that the German objective is to. control a railway line on this stretch, allowing the Allies control of northern Nor way, if necessary. 'DIVERSION' It has been suggested that the German thrust into Scandinavia is in the nature of a diversion. If this is so, they might be content to hold the south of Norway (which comprises al most half of the total territory), and thus prevent the Allies from gaining bases there. If the Germans can hold south ern Norway, they are free to undertake h'esh acts of aggres sion in other parts of Europe. On the other hand, there is no reason to suppose that the Al Sies wiiH jiassively allow the es tablishment ©i' a German defence Jiue . across \he Trondheim '?waisUijie.'