Doomed Before The Start

The Allied Intervention in Norway 1940 Volume 1 - The Road To Invasion and Early Moves

Niall Cherry

Books on the events of the early months of 1940 are dominated by the desperate fighting undertaken by the British Expeditionary Force in Northern France and Belgium following the German invasion of May 10th and it is often overlooked that prior to this another British expeditionary force was involved in fierce fighting in Norway.
Publication date:
June 2017
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Illustration :
75 b/w photos & 8 pages of colour maps
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781909982185
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£29.95
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Overview
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• The author provides a detailed account of the German invasion and the Allied reaction in Norway in 1940, including the land, sea and air battles

Books on the events of the early months of 1940 are dominated by the desperate fighting undertaken by the British Expeditionary Force in Northern France and Belgium following the German invasion of May 10th and it is often overlooked that prior to this another British expeditionary force was involved in fierce fighting in Norway. Indeed, the invasion on April 9th saw the first use of airborne troops in the war and was also one of the very few amphibious operations undertaken by the Germans during the Second World War. It is hoped that Niall Cherry's new two-volume work covering the Allied intervention in Norway 1940 will fill this significant gap.

The author provides a detailed account of the German invasion and the Allied reaction, including the land, sea and air battles. This includes such actions as the sinking of HMS Glowworm and HMS Glorious, the Gladiators on the frozen lakes and Maurice Force, the sacrifice of the Territorial Battalions at Tretten and the Independent Companies, to name but a few. Volume 1 focuses on the prelude to and early phases of the German invasion and Allied response.

As in Niall's previous books, detailed research has been carried out using official reports, war diaries and veterans' accounts, supported by photographs and colour maps.

REVIEWS

The author writes in a very compelling way, with a real sense of tension…Looking forward to volume two.
Miniature Wargames - Chris Jarvis

As ever, Helion excel in this type of book and are to be commended for publishing such a range of truly superb books.
Britain at War Magazine

I was unaware of the BEF's engagement in Norway, also that Norway was invaded during the early months of the second world war. This excellent book will appeal mainly to military historians and students, but its appeal should be widened to include laymen (like me) who were previously unaware of these facts.
Books Monthly