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Post  Black Hornet on Sun 13 Feb 2011 - 1:33

many Icelanders also viewed Hitler and Nazism as a possibly key to gaining their independence. In 1939, three pro-Nazi Icelanders visited a German prince, Friedrich Christian zu Schaumburg-Lippe, and asked him to become the King of Iceland in case their hoped-for German takeover of Iceland materialized. The prince, a member of the Nazi Party since 1929 and an official of the Third Reich, took this request seriously and brought it to Joseph Goebbels. According to the prince's autobiography published in 1952, Goebbels liked the idea but Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop dismissed it.18

http://www.jcpa.org/phas/phas-vilhjalmur-f04.htm


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Post  Black Hornet on Sun 27 Feb 2011 - 3:00

In march 1939 the british admiralty received a dossier, signed by professor William Tennant of the Queen's College of Cambridge, from a recent trip to Iceland. He said to have been quite confused by what he saw, in reference to the german expedition. The german teams, at his eyes, seemed to be not qualified for an anthopologic research. And, moreover, even if it was well known to everybody that the centre of icelandic activities for centuries was in the south and in the capital region, the team he saw was addressed in the west region, rich of deep fjords and natural ports. He was also disconcerned by another experience: while he was travelling in the north and in the west, often local people asked whether he was a german cartographer (30).

Cartography
is the study and practice of making maps

http://islanda.altervista.org/node/118


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Post  Black Hornet on Wed 2 Mar 2011 - 0:07

Hitler ordered preliminary plans for Fall Ikarus in mid June of 1940. The troops projected to be used were the ones that were organized to relieve the Mountain Division at Narvik. Headquarters, 163rd Division was to be used with Mountain Troops (from 2nd Mountain, 4 battalions specially motorized), Motorcycle, Armor (one battalion of 13 Pz IIs and 34 Pz 38Ts), Mountain Artillery (12- 7.5 CM guns), Engineer troops (airfield construction, Port, and Line Companies), plus landing ferries. Four weeks provisions were to be carried.

Bremen & Europa were considered as cargo vessels.



Here is the Klemm airplane sent to Iceland in 38 to seek airstrip sites
http://www.flugsafn.is/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82&Itemid=143&lang=en

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Post  Black Hornet on Thu 3 Mar 2011 - 5:24

Some consider Iceland an unimportant backwater zone.

By March 1941, the British prime minister, Winston Churchill, attempted to counter the U-boat threat by ordering the RN to establish a supply base in Iceland.

http://www.lermuseum.org/ler/mh/wwii/battleoftheatlantic.html





JUL-SEP 1942
10 VLR Liberators boost aircover from lceland by
300 miles. VLR probably stands for Very Long Range.
http://centreforforeignpolicystudies.dal.ca/cdq/German%202%20January%201986%20Special.PDF


They are wrong.


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