Denmark and Norway 1940: Hitler’s boldest operation by Douglas C. Dildy

By Douglas C. Dildy

On nine April 1940, German forces invaded Denmark, after which Norway, in an try to safe the important mineral assets of Scandinavia for his or her conflict undefined. This attack, Operation Weserübung, represents the 1st joint air-land-and-sea crusade within the historical past of battle, and was once the one such crusade deliberate, introduced, and accomplished by way of the 3 providers of the Wehrmacht. It additionally integrated using the rarest of German armoured automobiles, the Naubaufahrzeug NbFz.A/B (PzKw V/VI) experimental 'land battleship'.

This ebook describes the occasions of this tumultuous crusade of worldwide struggle II (1939-1945) that not just ended in Winston Churchill's appointment as British major Minister, but additionally observed the crippling of the German Kriegsmarine as a battling strength, because it was once diminished to a fleet of submarines and a handful of heavy warships used as trade raiders.

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This type was also used by the Polish Army in slightly modified form (CW-34) as seen here. (Janusz Magnuski) 37 Following the retirement of many T-34-85s in the 1960s, the Polish Army's WITPiS converted some surplus chassis into the WPT-34 armoured evacuation tractor. This vehicle, currently preserved at the Polish Army Museum near Warsaw, has much of its specialised tools removed, providing a clearer view of the new superstructure. armour. Likewise, the T-34-85 had no particular problem penetrating the armour of the M4A3E8 at normal combat ranges.

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G2 (47); 23, 34, 38-39, 43, 44 engines: pl. D; 17, 21, 24 Ethiopia 34, 40, 46 Finland 15, 34 fuel 20, 21, 24, 45 ill: pl. G. I. 13 Grabin, V. 4, 4-5, 6 Hungary 34, 34, 39, 41, 47 (F) Iran 39, 45 48 Palestinian Liberation Org 34, 39, 47 (F) Petrov, F. 4, 5, 13 Poland 11, 15, 23, 24, 33-34, 34, 35 Polish forces 14, 14, 18, 37, 38, 39 radios: pl. D (45); 5, 7, 18, 20, 24 road-wheels: pl. D; 17, 19, 23, 24, 33, 35, 36, 42, 45, 47 Romania 8, 11,34,34 Savin, A. 6 Sergeyev, G. 4 smoke laying systems: pl.

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