Denmark And Norway 1940: Hitler's Boldest Operation by Doug DildyDenmark And Norway 1940: Hitler's Boldest Operation by Doug Dildy

Denmark And Norway 1940: Hitler's Boldest Operation

byDoug DildyIllustratorJohn White

Paperback | April 24, 2007

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On 9 April 1940, German forces invaded Denmark, and then Norway, in an attempt to secure the vital mineral resources of Scandinavia for their war industry. This assault, Operation Weserübung, represents the first joint air-land-and-sea campaign in the history of warfare, and was the only such campaign planned, launched, and completed by the three services of the Wehrmacht. It also included the use of the rarest of German armoured vehicles, the Naubaufahrzeug NbFz.A/B (PzKw V/VI) experimental 'land battleship'.

This book describes the events of this tumultuous campaign of World War II (1939-1945) that not only led to Winston Churchill's appointment as British Prime Minister, but also saw the crippling of the German Kriegsmarine as a fighting force, as it was reduced to a fleet of submarines and a handful of heavy warships used as commerce raiders.

Doug Dildy is a retired US Air Force (USAF) colonel who spent nine years in Western Europe. During this time he was temporarily stationed at Aalborg, Denmark, and B_d_, Norway, and thus has been able to personally examine the battlefield areas featured in this book. He is a USAF Academy graduate with a degree in history and has authore...
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Title:Denmark And Norway 1940: Hitler's Boldest OperationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.7 × 7.19 × 0.2 inPublished:April 24, 2007Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1846031176

ISBN - 13:9781846031175

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Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign/Chronology/Opposing plans/Opposing commanders/Opposing forces/Orders of battle/The campaign/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Further reading/Index