By Doug Dildy, John White
On nine April 1940, German forces invaded Denmark, after which Norway, in an try to safe the very important mineral assets of Scandinavia for his or her battle undefined. This attack, Operation WeserÂ¿bung, represents the 1st joint air-land-and-sea crusade within the heritage of war, and was once the single such crusade deliberate, introduced, and accomplished by way of the 3 providers of the Wehrmacht. It additionally incorporated using the rarest of German armoured cars, the Naubaufahrzeug NbFz.A/B (PzKw V/VI) experimental 'land battleship'.
This publication describes the occasions of this tumultuous crusade that not just ended in Winston Churchill's appointment as British leading Minister, but in addition observed the crippling of the German Kriegsmarine as a combating strength, because it used to be diminished to a fleet of submarines and a handful of heavy warships used as trade raiders.
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Denmark And Norway 1940 by Doug Dildy, John White