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Fight for the Fjords: The Battle for Norway 1940 (Hardback)

Battle for Norway 1940



Postage and Packing Free - Contains the wartime British and German documents that were once subject to restrictions under the Official Secrets Act. Includes original hand-drawn maps and diagrams.


Detailed Description

publication date: April 2012

ISBN 978-1-84102-305-2

Hardback 230 x 150mm

408 pages

• Contains wartime British and German documents 
• One of a new series of previously restricted and classified documents 
• Material selected and introduced by expert military historians 
• Published in collaboration with Britannia Royal Naval College 

The fierce naval battles fought in Norwegian waters during the spring of 1940 were recorded in documents that were once subject to restrictions under the Official Secrets Act. Fight for the Fjords includes the German account, written by the official historian within three years of the end of World War II, and the British report, which compiled previously unavailable Royal Navy records to produce one complete account. The combination of these two summaries forms a unique record. 

The foreword is by Admiral Lord Alan West, a former First Sea Lord and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office. The introduction expertly guides the reader through a level of detail that does not appear in post-war accounts, putting the summary in context. The introduction is by Dr R Porter, of the academic staff of Britannia Royal Naval College and Curator of the Britannia Museum and Mr M Pearce, a naval historian and Trustee of the Britannia Museum. 

About the series 

Never previously published in this format, documents once stamped ‘secret’ have been sourced from Britannia Royal Naval College’s Library. These include reports and plans drawn up by serving Royal Navy Officers during and immediately after World War II. Britannia Naval Histories of World War II also contain Germany’s recorded view of action against the British, with Hitler’s comments, as they were typed and filed at the time: the Fuehrer Conferences. Specially commissioned artwork appears on each front cover. 


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