Hitler Strikes North

The Nazi Invasion of Norway & Denmark, April 9, 1940

Jack Greene, Alessandro Massignani

Date Published :
December 2020
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Illustration :
18 maps and 32 b/w photos
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781848326613

Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 304
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526781840

Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 352
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In the early hours of 9 April 1940, Adolf Hitler’s forces made their next move of the Second World War, and, striking north, launched their invasion of Denmark and Norway. Ostensibly undertaken as a preventive maneuver against a planned, and openly discussed Franco-British plan to occupy Norway, Operation Weserübung has, more than any other campaign of the Second World War, been shrouded in mystery. Strategic political and legal issues were unclear and military issues were dominated by risk.

The German success was the result of improvisation and the application of available forces far beyond the comprehension of their British and Norwegian counterparts. The operation necessitated combining the resources of air force, army and navy. Troops were transported into battle by warship and aircraft, and paratroopers were used for the first time.

This combined arms assault was the first three dimensional strategic invasion in history. In Hitler Strikes North, Jack Greene and Alessandro Massignani detail the course of this groundbreaking invasion, at the same time providing valuable historical and modern lessons about the role of combined arms planning, the strategic demand for resources, and the use of military force.

About The Author

Jack Greene is an author and historian.

ALESSANDRO MASSIGNANI is the author of several books and papers on naval and military topics.

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