Denmark and Norway 1940

Denmark and Norway 1940

Hitler’s boldest operation

Campaign 183
  • Author: Doug Dildy
  • Illustrator: John White
  • Short code: CAM 183
  • Publication Date: 10 Apr 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846031175
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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On 9 April 1940, German forces invaded Denmark, and then Norway, in an attempt to guarantee security of Scandinavia's vital mineral resources for their war industry. This assault, Operation Weserübung, represented the first joint air-land-and-sea campaign in the history of warfare, and was the only such campaign planned by the Wehrmacht high command, including all three services of the Wehrmacht. This book describes the events of this tumultuous campaign 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.

Biographical Note

Doug Dildy is a retired US Air Force (USAF) colonel who spent nine of his 26-year career in Western Europe and retired with approximately 3,200 hours of fast jet time, almost half of that as an F-15 Eagle pilot. As commander of the 32d Fighter Squadron, Soesterberg AB, NL, he enforced the No-Fly-Zone over Iraq acquiring over 100 hours of combat time in the F-15. Dildy is also a USAF Academy graduate with a degree in history and attended the US Armed Forces Staff College and USAF Air War College. Additionally he has a Masters Degree in Political Science. As part of his formal military education, he authored several campaign studies. His previous Osprey Campaign title, CAM 183 Denmark and Norway 1940, was published in 2007. John White is a commercial illustrator with many years' experience of working with advertising agencies, design firms, publishers and large corporate accounts. He has received awards from The Broadcast Design Association and The National Naval Aviation Museum, and his paintings have appeared in Aviation Art magazine, Aviation History magazine, and on the History Channel. John and his wife Margery live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Contents

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

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