Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory: How the Allies Botched the Opening Round of WW II in Western Europe

Map Showing German Invasions of Denmark and Norway and Subsequent Allied Counter-invasion of Norway — April-June 1940 — Source: Google Images
Map Showing German Invasions of Denmark and Norway and Subsequent Allied Counter-invasion of Norway — April-June 1940 — Source: Google Images
Map Showing German Invasions of Denmark and Norway and Subsequent Allied Counter-invasion of Norway — April-June 1940 — Source: Google Images

After watching Atlantic Crossing , a Norwegian produced miniseries on the experience of Norway in World War II and the very close (and possibly romantic) relationship between Crown Princess Martha and FDR, I decided to revisit the often overlooked first campaign of the war in the West. I have previously written about the myths and misconceptions surrounding Hitler’s subsequent invasion of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Northern France but the Danish-Norwegian campaign has its share of those as well.

There…

Al Ronzoni

Al Ronzoni is a writer, historian and political activist based in New York City

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