Battle of Newport
Part of the German War
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Newport, Isle of Wight
DateApril 24 1938
Result British Victory
Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag of the German Reich (1935–1945) Third Reich
Local Police
43rd Wessex Division
1st Parachute Division
Casualties and losses
2 policemen, 5 soldiers 10 dead, the remaining captured

The battle of Newport took place around Newport, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. On the 24 April 1938, members of the 1st Parachute Division landed on the island.

The local police force and the small division stationed on the island had a brief skirmish, which resulted in Seven British dead and the capture of the German parachute division.

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