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CSbears/Raul - what about contacting the museum? They're bound to have SOME sort of picture or narative (or both!) display along with the remains...On the 25th April 1940, Gruppe Pellangahr (made up of elements of the 196 Infantry Division and some of PzAbt zbV 40 - special employment unit) ran into a British blocking position held by the 1st Battalion of Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry atthe village of Kvam. The British had no heavy weapons only two 3" mortarsand five 25mm French Hotchkiss anti-tank guns. The lead element of the German advance included 3 panzers at least one of which was a NbFz VI (I believe there may have been two of them but I’m not sure). The British held theirfire until the enemy was at the range of 150 yards and then opened fire. The Panzers then attempted to maneuver into position, it was at this time that the NbFz VI was put out of action by one of the anti-tank guns (I believe also that a second panzer was immobilized). The Germans stoppedto bring up their guns and call up the Luftwaffe, the British managed tohold on until the evening of the 26th before withdrawing. The remains of the NbFz VI (a section of the running gear) can still beseen in the small museum at Kvam and until the late 1980’s the 25mm anti-tank gun was still to be seen in good condition, left in spot where it was left by its previous owners in April of 1940.