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Norway 1940 book

Post  Opaque Hornet on Thu 30 Jul 2015 - 1:51

French author. Interesting stuff, covers the British supply issues, 50.000 cigarettettes were sent to central Norway, the troops looted the city. French sent firewood to their troops, ( to a country with over 90% forest cover),
British sent some anti aircraft guns, but no sights. Decision to invade Trondheim reversed 6 times!!

He does repeat the same error of saying german navy never recovered, ( Destroyers lost at Narvik replaced the next year, plus no losses of heavy units, Schanrnhorst, Gneisenau & Bismark & Tirpitz yet to be commissioned), not to mention Scheer went operational shortly therafter & Seydlitz was 95% complete & could have replaced Blucher.

But he says it would have had little to do with operation Sealowe.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0312064276/ref=tmm_hrd_used_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=&sr=

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Post  Opaque Hornet on Thu 30 Jul 2015 - 1:55

As an asides,German torpedo boats were comparable to Britisgh light Destroyers & there were many on these, 48 roughly.

http://www.wehrmacht-history.com/kriegsmarine/torpedo-boats/jaguar-torpedo-boat.htm

http://www.german-navy.de/kriegsmarine/ships/torpedoboats/index.html



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