Norway 1940 by François Kersaudy
1987 Norway 1940 by François Kersaudy, © 1987, St. Martin's Press, New York, Hard cover, 272 Pages, 0-312-06427-6, 940.54'2181--dc20.
Looks at Britain and France's betrayal of Norway during World War II, and portrays the strength of Norway's King Haakon VII, whose honorable leadership united the nation in an attempt to defend itself from the invasion of Hitler's troops.
In the late 1930s, as Europe moved toward war, the peaceful kingdom of Norway found itself strategically vital to the interests of Germany, France, and Great Britain. Though Norway was strictly neutral, in April 1940 Britain and France mined Norwegian territorial waters to prevent supplies from reaching Germany. Immediately, the German Reich invaded the militarily weak Norway.
Norway 1940 shows the country fighting valiantly, assisted by the Allies in a two-month campaign that has become a textbook example of confused aims and faulty coordination. François Kersaudy delved deeply into the archives of the nations involved to offer the most balanced account to date. He depicts the glaring political and military errors of the campaign and goes on to consider large questions about its conduct and consequences.
About the Author
François Kersaudy was a research fellow at Keble College, Oxford University. He is the author of Churchill and DeGaulle.
Library of Congress Catalog Listing
- LC Control No.: 98033494
- Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
- Personal Name: Kersaudy, François, 1948-
- Uniform Title: 1940. English
- Main Title: Norway 1940 / François Kersaudy.
- Published/Created: Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
- Description: 272 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
- ISBN: 0803277873 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Originally published: Great Britain : W. Collins Sons, 1990.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 250-256) and index.
- World War, 1939-1945 --Campaigns --Norway.
- Norway --History --German occupation, 1940-1945.
- LC Classification: D763.N6 K4413 1998
- Dewey Class No.: 940.54/281 21
- Language Code: eng fre
- Geographic Area Code: e-no---