Norwegian Invasion book by Henrik Lunde

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Norwegian Invasion book by Henrik Lunde

Post  Kosh on Sun 13 Dec 2009 - 19:33

I wonder why Henrik Lunde´s very good book on the Norwegian invasion has not been discussed here, while Haarr´s book has? Lunde is also a Norwegian by birth.

Kosh

Posts : 4
Join date : 2009-12-13

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Henrik Lunde's bok

Post  Bob Pearson on Sun 13 Dec 2009 - 22:04

Dear Kosh,

For those of us who have not previously heard of Henrik Lunde or perhaps have not read or heard about his book, could you please give a brief summary of his work? If relevant, could you also include language versions and the ISBN? I, and I suspect others, would be interested in a synopsis.

many thanks,

Bob

Bob Pearson

Posts : 333
Join date : 2008-03-06
Age : 57
Location : Ipswich - England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Norwegian Invasion book by Henrik Lunde

Post  Kosh on Mon 14 Dec 2009 - 3:57

Happy to oblige, Bob! For some reviews and basics of the book, see here http://www.casematepublishing.com/cgi/titleinfo.pl?sku=9781932033922

Please note that the given page count of 400 is wrong, it is about 600 in fact. Since I haven´t read Haarr´s book yet, I cannot compare them, but Lunde´s emphasis is definitely on the ground combat. I don´t know what is Haarr´s background (=is he a military man or not), but Hank Lunde is a former US Special Operations veteran.

Kosh

Posts : 4
Join date : 2009-12-13

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Henrik Lunde

Post  Bob Pearson on Mon 14 Dec 2009 - 22:04

Dear Kosh,

many thanks for the reply.The book has now been ordered and should be here prior to Christmas.

Thanks again

Bob

Bob Pearson

Posts : 333
Join date : 2008-03-06
Age : 57
Location : Ipswich - England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Norwegian Invasion book by Henrik Lunde

Post  AltforNorge on Tue 15 Dec 2009 - 0:19

Book ordered here too. From Norway, go to Waterstones. Just a modest fee for sending abroad. santa

AltforNorge

Posts : 346
Join date : 2008-03-08
Age : 63
Location : Møre og Romsdal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Norwegian Invasion book by Henrik Lunde

Post  norwaynut on Tue 15 Dec 2009 - 4:22

looks like one I should be getting too. Thanks for the heads up, kosh!

norwaynut

Posts : 59
Join date : 2009-12-12
Location : deepest England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Norwegian Invasion book by Henrik Lunde

Post  norwaynut on Sun 24 Jan 2010 - 3:26

I just bought the Lunde book. It was £25 from Casemate but luckily I checked Amazon and they had it for £13.14 for a slightly damaged copy. It doesn't matter I will read it till it falls apart anyway.....

norwaynut

Posts : 59
Join date : 2009-12-12
Location : deepest England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Norwegian Invasion book by Henrik Lunde

Post  norwaynut on Sun 24 Jan 2010 - 3:32

Kosh wrote:Happy to oblige, Bob! For some reviews and basics of the book, see here http://www.casematepublishing.com/cgi/titleinfo.pl?sku=9781932033922

Please note that the given page count of 400 is wrong, it is about 600 in fact. Since I haven´t read Haarr´s book yet, I cannot compare them, but Lunde´s emphasis is definitely on the ground combat. I don´t know what is Haarr´s background (=is he a military man or not), but Hank Lunde is a former US Special Operations veteran.

Word is that Haarr's second book is due out any moment which deals more with the ground combat rather than the naval battles...can't wait for that one!!

norwaynut

Posts : 59
Join date : 2009-12-12
Location : deepest England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Geirr Haarr's follow up book

Post  Bob Pearson on Sun 24 Jan 2010 - 22:40

Good news - Geirr Haarr's book is scheduled for release in early April. When I hear of a date for confirmed release I will let the forum know.

Incidentally, I was recently in contact with a British naval veteran who served on HMS Hardy at Narvik. He commented on Geirr Haarr's first book, 'The German Invasion of Norway' and in particular the events at Narvik. The veteran stated that "Geirr Haar has written this book as if he had been looking over my shoulder". Praise indeed.

Cheers

Bob

Bob Pearson

Posts : 333
Join date : 2008-03-06
Age : 57
Location : Ipswich - England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Norwegian Invasion book by Henrik Lunde

Post  Cutstone on Sat 30 Jan 2010 - 4:43

To get back to the original question.
Kosh ask why the book by Lunde is not discussed here, as Haarr's have been. All the published books about the war in, or conserning, Norway can't be discussed here without someone introducing them. Now you've done that.
I now see that Lundes book got a review here:
http://nuav.rforum.biz/discuss-all-about-norway-during-ww2-f2/book-review-hitlers-pre-emptive-war-by-henrik-o-lunde-t301.htm
By the sound of it Lunde basically writes about Narvik, while Haar gets credit since he writes about the invasion as complete as possible.
I have not yet read any of them, but I might have to.
The final and complete story about the german invasion of Norway will never be told, for many and various reasons. But all serious and researching writers will add new elements to this fascinating history. Keep 'em coming!

Cutstone

Posts : 72
Join date : 2008-09-10

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Norwegian Invasion book by Henrik Lunde

Post  norwaynut on Sun 31 Jan 2010 - 3:45

norwaynut wrote:I just bought the Lunde book. It was £25 from Casemate but luckily I checked Amazon and they had it for £13.14 for a slightly damaged copy. It doesn't matter I will read it till it falls apart anyway.....

Haha! Update.

I haven't yet got the book. The whole thing is strange. I placed the order online with Amazon and it seemed to go through OK. But a couple of days later I noticed there were no confirming emails and when I looked at my amazon account, no details of any transaction! As far as I know no money has been taken from my bank account which at this moment is the main thing I am worried about. [sigh] Rolling Eyes

norwaynut

Posts : 59
Join date : 2009-12-12
Location : deepest England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Norwegian Invasion book by Henrik Lunde

Post  AltforNorge on Sun 31 Jan 2010 - 20:25

I ordered from waterstones.com

AltforNorge

Posts : 346
Join date : 2008-03-08
Age : 63
Location : Møre og Romsdal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Norwegian Invasion book by Henrik Lunde

Post  AltforNorge on Fri 5 Feb 2010 - 18:36

Book received today. Looking forward to the weekend study

AltforNorge

Posts : 346
Join date : 2008-03-08
Age : 63
Location : Møre og Romsdal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Norwegian Invasion book by Henrik Lunde

Post  AltforNorge on Sat 20 Feb 2010 - 1:37

A very good book. History is best written some time after the event.

AltforNorge

Posts : 346
Join date : 2008-03-08
Age : 63
Location : Møre og Romsdal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Norwegian Invasion book by Henrik Lunde

Post  norwaynut on Fri 5 Mar 2010 - 7:09

AltforNorge wrote:A very good book. History is best written some time after the event.

I finally got mine last week. I agree it is a very good book, I am still reading it. Definitely makes the Derry book look very biased. The relationships between the Norwegian Generals is fascinating. I know I will be reading this again and again and finding new details.

norwaynut

Posts : 59
Join date : 2009-12-12
Location : deepest England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Norwegian Invasion book by Henrik Lunde

Post  AltforNorge on Fri 5 Mar 2010 - 23:57

Yes, Lunde gives us a portrait of a much more complcated man (Fleischer) than Hovland did

AltforNorge

Posts : 346
Join date : 2008-03-08
Age : 63
Location : Møre og Romsdal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Norwegian Invasion book by Henrik Lunde

Post  Sponsored content Today at 3:51


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum