Narvik 1940: The Battle for Northern Norway: Campaign

Autor David Greentree Ilustrat de Ramiro Bujeiro
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 21 iul 2022
In early 1940, a battle raged to control the ice-free, iron-ore port in northern Norway - with changing fortunes until the very end. This highly detailed book covers both the naval battles and the individual Norwegian, British, Polish, French and German units that fought the land campaign over northern Norway. Highly detailed maps guide you step by step through the events. Few other books on Narvik give you as much detail on the forces of the fighting five. From Gebirgsjägers to Guardsmen, Fallschirmjägers to Foreign Legionnaires, it offers you an impressive level of tactical detail, even down to company command, whilst also helping you understand the strategic confusion surrounding the whole Allied expedition to the north too. Among the naval clashes covered in this action-packed story are the destroyer battles in the fjords, the sinking of the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and the roles the famous battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau played in the fighting. No less dramatic are the land battles, which include amphibious landings, sabotage, commando raids, daring ski missions and a rare parachute insertion by Gebirgsjäger troops.
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ISBN-13: 9781472849106
ISBN-10: 1472849108
Pagini: 96
Ilustrații: Colour illustrations throughout, including battlescene artworks, maps, 3D diagrams and photographs.
Dimensiuni: 184 x 248 mm
Greutate: 0.31 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Osprey Publishing
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Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom


Explores the origins and development of this infamous early World War II campaign, the conduct of which would indirectly lead to the appointment of Sir Winston Churchill as Britain's wartime leader.

Notă biografică

David Greentree graduated in History at York before completing an MA in War Studies at King's College London and qualifying as a lecturer in Further Education. In 1995 he accepted a commission in the Royal Air Force and has served in a variety of locations, including Afghanistan and Oman. He has written several books for Osprey, focusing on British military history and World War II.


ORIGINS OF THE CAMPAIGNCHRONOLOGYOPPOSING COMMANDERSAlliedGermanOPPOSING FORCESAlliedGermanOrders of battleOPPOSING PLANSAlliedGermanTHE BATTLE OF NARVIKThe German landing and the naval battles, 10-13 April 1940German deployments and tacticsThe Allied landings at NarvikGratangen, 24-25 April 1940BeisfjordGressdalen and Roasme, 1-13 May 1940The Bjerkvik landing, 13 May 1940Stautner on the Litlebalak position, 22 May 1940KubergThe Orneset landing and Beisfjord, 28 May 1940Defending the ore railwayPoint 620 and HaugfjellBodøStien, 17-18 May 1940Pothus, 25-26 May 1940The Allied evacuationAFTERMATHConclusionBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX


The author has done a great job of covering this topic in great detail, looking at both sides of the conflict covering tactics, commanders, troops on the ground and equipment. He also takes a detailed look at some of battles which includes some of the naval skirmishes. Anyone thinking of recreating parts of this conflict on the tabletop, then this is an ideal companion to pick up. You'll definitely find plenty of background information that will provide a plethora of ideas to re-create.