Hitler Strikes North - The Nazi Invasion of Norway and Denmark, April 9 1940

Author(s): Jack Greene; Alessandro Massignani


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.


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General Fields

  • : 9781526781840
  • : Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • : Frontline Books
  • : December 2020
  • : --- length: - '9.25' width: - '6' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jack Greene; Alessandro Massignani
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 940.542181
  • : 352