By Doug Dildy, John White
On nine April 1940, German forces invaded Denmark, after which Norway, in an try and safe the important mineral assets of Scandinavia for his or her warfare undefined. This attack, Operation WeserÂ¿bung, represents the 1st joint air-land-and-sea crusade within the heritage of conflict, and was once the single such crusade deliberate, introduced, and accomplished by way of the 3 prone of the Wehrmacht. It additionally incorporated using the rarest of German armoured automobiles, the Naubaufahrzeug NbFz.A/B (PzKw V/VI) experimental 'land battleship'.
This booklet describes the occasions of this tumultuous crusade that not just ended in Winston Churchill's appointment as British best 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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