Churchill and the Norway Campaign 1940

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Pen & Sword Military, 2008 - History - 223 pages
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"This new study of the Norway Campaign tells the story of the first great test for British leaders and fighting men during the Second World War. It examines the making of grand strategy in a cabinet of reluctant warriors, and contrasts their painfully deliberate methods with the ruthless efficiency of the German high command. It shows an irrepressible Churchill trying to grasp the levers of British strategy and, at the same time, to micro-manage the succession of military crises that followed the German initiative. His judgment and his methods both came under the microscope. In parallel, it enters the minds of naval and military commanders as they grappled with daily shifts in government policy and attempted to grasp the methods of a new kind of enemy -- one which seemed willing to take extraordinary risks and which had regained a level of tactical mobility not seen since Napoleonic times. Although Churchill and the Norway Campaign draws primarily on British sources, German and Norwegian perspectives are covered in all necessary detail"--Dust jacket.

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Contents

A Divided Cabinet
1
Against All Precedent
13
Weseriibung The German Invasion of Norway and Denmark
22
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Rhys-Jones, a career Royal Navy officer, taught for two years at the U.S. Naval War College and is currently a defense consultant.

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