By Doug Dildy
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 Weserübung, represents the 1st joint air-land-and-sea crusade within the historical past of war, and was once the single such crusade deliberate, introduced, and accomplished by means of the 3 companies of the Wehrmacht. It additionally integrated using the rarest of German armoured autos, the Naubaufahrzeug NbFz.A/B (PzKw V/VI) experimental 'land battleship'.
This e-book describes the occasions of this tumultuous crusade of global warfare II (1939-1945) that not just ended in Winston Churchill's appointment as British best Minister, but additionally observed the crippling of the German Kriegsmarine as a scuffling with 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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