The Struggle of Battle Group Dietl in the Spring of 1940

Alex Buchner, Janice Ancker

A German account of the invasion of Norway in 1940.
Publication date:
February 2021
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Series :
Die Wehrmacht im Kampf
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ISBN : 9781612009179

Dimensions : 228 X 152 mm
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• The first English translation of this German account of the battle of Narvik.
• Dietl was known as the "Hero of Narvik" due to his leadership during this campaign.

Published for the first time in English, this is a German account of the German invasionof Norway in the spring of 1940. It focuses on the efforts of Group "1” led by Eduard Dietl. This group of gebirgstruppen was landed at Narvik in early April by tendestroyers. These ships were then all sunk by the Allies. Dietl's troops wereoutnumbered by Allied troops but his defense utilized ammunition, food and sailorsfrom the sunken ships and his men retook Narvik once the Allies abandoned theirefforts to push the Germans out of Norway.


...a fresh new modern perspective with the advantage of 80 years of analysis and study.
Warships International

While the essentials of this campaign are well known, this book brings it vividly to life. It contains a wealth of detail of small unit actions which amply illustrate the superior fighting power of the German Armed Forces at the time.
Miniature Wargames - John Drewienkiewicz

A most interesting and important book.
Baird Maritime