Agreed, the Germans had actually lost at Narvik and were actually being chased deep into the mountains by the French and the British. Norway was abandonned because troops were sent elswhere, not because they were beaten by the Germans. What I'd call a disaster about Narvik is the loss of over 2000 French and Biritsh troops narvik veterans who had almost arrived home and who were on (or near) an amnumition train in Britanny when it suddendly exploded. What makes this even worse is that those 2000+ death are forgotten by history . Another "smaller" disaster that's woth mentionning is the sinking of the Lancastria. Fortunately the news was hidden to the population, so the devastating effects on morale could be avoided by Churchill.