The Bitter Years: The Invasion and Occupation of Denmark and Norway, April 1940 - May 1945

Front Cover, The Bitter Years: The Invasion and Occupation of Denmark and Norway, April 1940-May 1945 by Richard Petrow, New York: Morrow Quill Paperbacks, 1974.

Front Cover, The Bitter Years: The Invasion and Occupation of Denmark and Norway, April 1940-May 1945 by Richard Petrow, New York: Morrow Quill Paperbacks, 1974. GGA Image ID # 1662a705f3

From the Back Cover

This definitive and highly readable account of the German invasion and occupation of Denmark and Norway presents the first realistic appraisal of a previously neglected area of World War II history.

The Bitter Years shatters the myths and corrects the misconceptions as it details the dramatic chapters of Scandinavia's wartime experience:

  • The sinking of the German cruiser Bluecher with the loss of more than 1,00 soldiers and crewmen;
  • The Norweigian SOE, raid on the Norsk Hydro heavy-water plant so essential to Germany's development of the atom bomb;
  • The imprisonment of all the Norweigian schoolmasters of the arctic;
  • The destiny of all the Norweigian Jews and the miraculous rescue of the Danish Jews;
  • The destruction of Finnmark by the Germans;
  • The the remarkable evacuation of Scandinavian priosoners from German concentration camps by the Swedish White Buses; and, finally,
  • The liberation of Denmark and Norway and the bitter resideue that remained.

"Absorbing ... well-researched and vivid ... Petrow knows how to keep his narrative moving, and he has filled a gap in World War II annals that badly needed filling."—The Christian Science Monitor

Back Cover, The Bitter Years: The Invasion and Occupation of Denmark and Norway, April 1940-May 1945.

Back Cover, The Bitter Years: The Invasion and Occupation of Denmark and Norway, April 1940-May 1945. GGA Image ID # 1662b5c789

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • LC Control No.: 74009576
  • Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
  • Personal Name: Petrow, Richard.
  • Main Title: The bitter years; the invasion and occupation of Denmark and Norway, April 1940-May 1945.
  • Published/Created: New York, Morrow, 1974.
  • Description: viii, 403 p. illus. 24 cm.
  • ISBN: 0688002757
  • Notes: Bibliography: p. 380-387.
  • Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 --Campaigns --Denmark. World War, 1939-1945 --Campaigns --Norway. Denmark --History --German occupation, 1940-1945. Norway --History --German occupation, 1940-1945.
  • LC Classification: D802.D4 P45
  • Dewey Class No.: 940.54/21
  • Geographic Area Code: e-dk--- e-no--- e-gx---
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