Spend one night in the far northern town of kirkenes, which played an important role in world war ii and is located only a few. The definitive visual history from blitzkrieg to the atom. B39749 these reports were produced by the office of the coordinator of information, then by the office of strategic services, and, after disbanding of the latter, by various branches of the state department, during and following world war ii. When war broke out in europe in late 1939, the norwegian government repeated a successful tactic from the first world war and declared neutrality. Remember also that the norwegians sank the blucher, an admiral hipper class heavy cruiser when the kriegsmarine for reasons ive never had time to track down, decided it was a good plan to sail a heavy cruiser down a very narrow fjord that was cov. A world ready for war the world at war the road to peace. The book starts with the japanese invasion of manchuria in. With the outbreak of hostilities in 1939, norway again declared itself neutral.
When one considers that right up to the end of the war, in 1945, there was virtually no increase in our heavywater stocks in germany, and that for the last experiments early in 1945 there were in fact only two and a half tons of heavy water available, it will be seen that it was the elimination of german heavywater production in norway that was the main factor in our failure to achieve a. New tv series gives us the best look at world war ii. The same information may therefore be found in a number of related summaries. His book the norwegian paperclip is a collection of stories about his escapades during world war ii and immediately afterwards.
Best childrens books about world war ii 19391945 young readers are fascinated with world war ii, but teachers and parents have a hard time finding books to recommend. From actionpacked eyewitness accounts such as guadalcanal diary to devastating holocaust memoirs like the diary of anne frank and night to the thrilling espionage tale of operation mincemeat, world war ii is the subject of some of the most fascinating and influential nonfiction books. A heifer with dreams of stardom turns to her retired rock star dad for advice in this strange, candycoloured family animation published. Its the most complete and detailed singlevolume, allencompassing wwii history book ive found. The reconquest of narvik was the first time that the third reich war machine had to be removed from a captured city. However, the royal family, the government and most members of the storting were able to. Stories from world war ii norway february 2012 sons of. The battle of narvik saw norways toughest fight in world war ii. Conventional armed resistance to the german invasion ended on 10 june 1940 and nazi germany controlled norway until the capitulation of german forces in europe on 89 may 1945. View the graph mortality from circulatory diseases in norway in 19271948 here or here to read more. It covers a part of world war ii little known to british readers, perhaps most notably the forcible evacuation of civilians from northern norway by the retreating german army.
Nearly 7,500 norwegian soldiers participated in the battle, along with the british, french and polish troops. In norway, the owners of a home found a secret room. The legal purge in norway after world war ii took place between may 1945 and august 1948 against anyone who was deemed to have collaborated with the german occupation of the country. Each book describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major american units involved, and analyzes the impact of. However, the scope, legal basis, and fairness of these trials has since. It made me think about what its like to be evacuated and i just love this book. The luftwaffes illfated campaign, 19401945 bf 109de aces 19391941 osprey aircraft of the aces no 11. Incredible secret world war 2 room found in norway house. The military operation codenamed operation fork was conducted by the royal navy and royal marines.
Norway in the first world war 45 by the military that germanys war strategy included an attack on norway. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. An analysis of the norwegian resistance during the second. The jewish population in norway was very small until the early 20th century, when pogroms in russia and the baltic states saw jews seeking refuge, including in norway. By downloading libby to your smartphone, you can access thousands of ebooks and audiobooks from your library for free anytime and anywhere. The german campaigns in norway, finland, and the ussr 19401945 hitlers northern war. Love, lies and justice on the trail of a nazi fugitive. The norwegian resistance during the second world war april 1940june 1945 was basically a peaceful set of events conducted by the civilian population as well as underground military organizations. Another surge came in the 1930s, as jews fled nazi persecution in germany and areas under german control.
King haakon and his cabinet set up a government in exile in london, and the norwegian merchant fleet was of vital assistance to the allies throughout the war. On the morning of april 9, 1940, peter tveskov awoke to the roar of airplanes flying low overheadmore airplanes than hed ever heard or seen before. Youll find titles in all genres, ranging from bestsellers, classics. It appears to have been occupied in world war 2, maybe by a member of the milorg resistance. Two proactive acts had been sanctioned by the norwegian parliament in the early phase of the conflict.
The campaign in norway official history of the second. The new docudrama series is one of the biggest in norwegian television history, costing 8. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the united states army air forces usaaf. Hitler began to consider a campaign in denmark and norway both nations were supposedly neutral, ironically after he realized the allies would mine the coast of norway to prevent vitally important iron ore. See more ideas about norwegian, wwii, world war two. As any nation directly involved in the war, we have our fair share of heroes. Norway 1940 world war ii paperback november 1, 1998 by francois kersaudy author 4. This book presents things ive not come across before and things at variance with. A maverick norwegian publisher has launched a new book containing the full list of the 16,000 norwegians suspected of collaborating with the countrys nazi occupiers during the second world war. Several thousand norwegians and foreign citizens were tried and convicted for crimes committed in scandinavia during the second world war.
The occupation of iceland during world war ii began with a british invasion intent on occupying and denying iceland to germany. The reduction in deaths from heart disease during world war ii was also reported in circulation journal of the american heart association here. Many norwegians had survived the war by slipping over the porous border into sweden. Norwegian resistance during world war ii by leah johnson. Buy the campaign in norway official history of the second world war new edition by derry, t. Below youll find two lists, with the 10 best novels about world war ii listed first. As a result, forces in southern norway were largely unprepared for the german invasion, and the invading german army met little initial. Unfortunately, things go horribly awry, and baalsrud, the only surviving member of. We hope these accounts help you remember the acts of bravery that everyday heroes made in norway in world war ii. Even today, the scars of war can be felt throughout norway. A few months into world war two, in april 1940, adolf hitler made a huge strategic gamble.
List of books and articles about norwegian history. With the german invaders in norway, and the countrys government in exile in britain, many thousands of valiant norwegians refused to follow the naziapproved leader vidkun quisling and surrender. World war ii books often focus on the events that unfolded in europe, but this story provides an important portrait of the life of a young girl in japaneseoccupied. Legal purge in norway after world war ii wikipedia. Thousands of young norwegians fought in norways resistance movement against. Over 42,000 returned with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Here are 10 books about the smaller, lesserknown events of world war 2 that will really shock and amaze readers. Early in the war, the germans decide they need to guarantee access to the norwegian port of narvik to ensure their supplies of swedish iron ore. Within the top list and each sublist the titles are listed in alphabetical order by the authors last names. Not only does it give great detail about how the war was fought, but it also shows what the greatest.
The norwegian government rejected the german ultimatum regarding immediate capitulation. Over two million american servicemen passed through britain during the second world war. Norway, including 1940 norwegian campaign in world war 2. Trade agreements secured with germany and great britain in early 1940 were thought to be an additional protection against invaders, as was norways military presence on its national borders and the. Authorstoryteller olav richard croneaamot was only 11 years old when the nazis arrived on the outskirts of oslo in 1940 but his age didnt prevent him from causing a number of problems for the invaders. German troops invaded norway on 9 april 1940, planning to capture the king and the government in order to force the country to surrender. World war ii is also known as the second world war. Through it all, children learned the basics of survival and continued to play outside while listening for air raid warnings. Growing up in denmark during the german occupation of world war two by peter h. Although some politicians across the political spectrum had advocated strengthening the countrys defense capabilities, a longstanding policy of disarmament following world war i had left the norwegian military underfunded and undertrained by the late 1930s. World war ii battlefront 01of12 battle of norway youtube. Other books may have more specific info about individual.
World history of world war ii 19391945 books amazon uk. Norway attempted to remain neutral in world war ii, but in apr. Their job was to man and maintain the vast fleets of. This post on world war ii books is sponsored by libby.
Norway during world war ii the norfolk library book group. While sabotage and other hostile resistance acts did occur, they were not great in number. The norwegian army, which received help from an allied expeditionary force, was. Norway and the second world war imperial war museums. It involved the majority of the world s nations, eventually forming two opposing military alliances. Hm sm oxley, lost september 1939 navy photos, click to enlarge return to campaigns of world war 2. The book that i love most on the second world war is carries war by nina bawden. The second world war is a narrative history of world war ii by the british historian antony beevor. Free ebooks, world war ii, military history, nook books. I thought id try and write about at least one that may not be mentioned by others.
He and his strategists knew that norwegian coastal waters were vital for the transport. Norwegian resistance during world war ii overview the occupation of norway by nazi germany began with german invasion of norway in 1940 and ended in 1945 after surrender of german forces in europe. Fiction, young adult and true stories 60 outstanding books about world war ii. What are the best childrens books on the second world war. June 1914 the attack on france is not schown programms. Book lists 16,000 nazi collaborator suspects the local. Learn about world war ii and the norwegian campaign nazi germanys 62day invasion of norway during a fullday exploration of oslo. On april 9, 1940, german troops invaded the country and quickly occupied oslo, bergen, trondheim, and narvik. Scandinavia wwii books on the war in norway, denmark. The german occupation of norway during world war ii began on 9 april 1940 after german forces invaded the neutral scandinavian country of norway.
A series of 40 illustrated books that describe the campaigns in which u. These were lov om forsvarshemmeligheter in 1914, and lov om kontroll av post og telegrafforbindelser in 1915. The invasion leading to the fiveyear german occupation of denmark had begun. Best childrens books about world war ii 19391945 253.384 187 1320 846 1519 1053 565 742 279 917 43 135 740 390 34 327 1593 1585 657 1430 19 552 817 943 316 233 267 1408 397 1447 561 984 515 370 277 569 1235 754 876 937 74