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  Norway
Aure, Norway The municipality of Aure is in Norway.
Eid, Norway Eid is a municipality in the county of Norway.
Ferner, of Norway was born as HRH Princess Astrid Maud Ingeborg of Swede...
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/norway.html   (2089 words)

  
 Knowledge King - British campaign in Norway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The British campaign was coincidently commenced simultaneously with Nazi Germany's invasion of Denmark and Norway in Operation Weserübung of April 6.
In central Norway, the campaign was centered on Åndalsnes and Trondheim.
The fiasco of the British campaign - with its missed opportunities and squandered victories - might reasonably be said to be the responsibility of Winston Churchill, the British First Lord of the Admiralty.
www.knowledgeking.net /encyclopedia/b/br/british_campaign_in_norway.html   (341 words)

  
 Allied campaign in Norway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British campaign was coincidentally commenced simultaneously with Nazi Germany's invasion of Denmark and Norway in Operation Weserübung of April 9.
In central Norway, the campaign was centered on Åndalsnes and Namsos (seeNamsos campaign).
But, in fact, the 'Norway Debate' in the British House of Commons, which saw large numbers of Conservative Party MPs refuse to back the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, led directly to Chamberlain's resignation and Churchill's appointment as Prime Minister on the afternoon of May 10.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_campaign_in_Norway   (427 words)

  
 Allied campaign in Norway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The British campaign was coincidentally commenced simultaneously with NaziGermany 's invasion of Denmark and Norway in Operation Weserübung of April 6.
In central Norway, the campaign was centered on Åndalsnes and Namsos.
British bases were established at those two ports very soon after the German invasion.However, in the face of German air superiority, it proved impossible to maintain forces there.
www.therfcc.org /allied-campaign-in-norway-170655.html   (335 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: British campaign in Norway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In central Norway, the campaign was centered on Åndalsnes and Namsos.A fuller description of the battles in the latter can be found at Namsos in April 1940.
Iron ore is extracted in Kiruna and Malmberget, and brought by rail to the harbours of Luleå and Narvik.
But, in fact, the 'Norway Debate' in the British House of Commons, which saw large numbers of Conservative Party MPs refuse to back the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, led directly to Chamberlain's resignation and Churchill's appointment as Prime Minister on the afternoon of 10 May.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/British-campaign-in-Norway   (439 words)

  
 CalendarHome.com - 1940 - Calendar Encyclopedia
The British campaign in Norway is simultaneously commenced.
July 10 - World War II: Battle of Britain - The German Luftwaffe begin to hit British convoys in the English Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though).
Germany begins a bombing campaign against Britain in preparation for an invasion, in what becomes known as the Battle of Britain.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /1940.htm   (1466 words)

  
 HyperWar: The Campaign in Norway [Chapter VII]
British troops were thereupon hurried south by train from Dombaas down the Gudbrandsdal, so that by the time the earliest reinforcements reached Aandalsnes not only the base but even the advanced position at Dombaas had been stripped of our men, all of whom had been concentrated at or beyond the mouth of the valley.
The British established a new line just behind Aasmarka, where the road could be held in depth and the rough woodland at the sides would not lend itself to a German flank attack, especially with the approach of evening.
The British expected the main German attack on their eastern flank, where the snow-covered mountain saddle was accessible and where the farm track also outflanked the road.
www.ibiblio.net /hyperwar/UN/UK/UK-NWE-Norway/UK-NWE-Norway-7.html   (6187 words)

  
 Forsvarsnett: The Exhibition
Symbolically escape from German-occupied Norway is represented in the centre of this wall at a spot where the barbed wire has been pressed aside, and the escape routes indicated, running from coastal districts across the North Sea, and along the border into Sweden.
In North Norway groups were able to operate from bases with radio stations established on the Swedish side of the border, thanks to a special dispensation.The bases were established in 1944/45 by Norwegian officers dispatched from Britain and Sweden.
British soldiers are now parading in Oslo, while the Germans are confined to their barracks, handing over their arms and awaiting transport back to Germany.
www.mil.no /felles/nhm/start/eng/exhibition   (8802 words)

  
 Phony War biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The German occupation of Denmark and Norway commenced on April 9.
On April 15–16 Allied troops were landed in Norway, but within two weeks most of Norway was in German hands — and the Allied troops were evacuated from southern Norway.
The debacle of the British campaign in Norway, which actually was an offspring of the never realized plans to aid Finland, forced a debate in the House of Commons during which the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was under constant attack.
phony-war.biography.ms   (678 words)

  
 BBC - History - The Norway Campaign in World War Two   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Norway was, however, also a major strategic failure for the British.
Even before the campaign was over, it was perceived to have gone so badly that there was a vote of no confidence in the British Parliament.
The main architect of the Norway campaign, the British First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill, who had been responsible for many of the mistakes of the campaign, was the main beneficiary of these political events.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/war/wwtwo/norway_campaign_06.shtml   (256 words)

  
 British, Aegean, Kos, Scarpanto, Queen Olga, Intrepid, Penelope, Panther, Sirius, Adrias, Hurworth, Eclipse, Aurora   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
From here the Allies can threaten Greece and support Turkey, but the Americans and some British commanders are lukewarm on what they see as a sideshow compared with the battle for Italy.
The campaign comes to an end when Samos is evacuated on the 20th, but not before two more 'Hunts' fall victim, this time to Hs293 glider bombs:
The cost of this abortive campaign to the Royal Navy can now be added up - four cruisers damaged with one never repaired, six destroyers lost or permanently out of action and others damaged.
www.naval-history.net /WW2CampaignsBritishAegean.htm   (776 words)

  
 Phony War -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In Poland, (Click link for more info and facts about which felt betrayed) which felt betrayed by her western allies, the term dziwna wojna ("strange war") is used for the period after all offensive operations on the Western Front were halted on September 12, 1939.
The German occupation of (A constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea) Denmark and Norway commenced on April 9.
A nominal (An expression of approval and encouragement) vote of confidence in his (The organization that is the governing authority of a political unit) government was won by 281 to 200, but many of Chamberlain's supporters had voted against him whilst others had abstained.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/ph/phony_war.htm   (669 words)

  
 HyperWar: The Campaign in Norway [Chapter II]]
A second force of five British Territorial battalions was to occupy three ports in southern Norway, so as to provide us with bases for the general defence of Scandinavia (and an alternative route to Finland) and to deny those bases to the Germans.
A study for a possible operation against Norway and Denmark was accordingly authorised on 14th December: it was to be made by officers of the three services under the auspices of the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces (OKW).
The British plan, accepted by the Supreme War Council on 28th March, was to come into effect with the minelaying on 5th April, as a sequel to the dispatch of justificatory Notes to the Scandinavian powers on 1st or 2nd April.
www.ibiblio.net /hyperwar/UN/UK/UK-NWE-Norway/UK-NWE-Norway-2.html   (5465 words)

  
 Vidkun Quisling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
He held the office of Minister President of Norway from February 1 1942 to the end of World War II, while the elected social democratic cabinet of Johan Nygaardsvold was exiled in London.
When Operation WeserübungGermany invaded Norway on April 9 1940, Quisling became the first person in history to announce a coup d'etatcoup during a news broadcast, declaring an ad-hoc government during the confusion of the invasion, hoping that the Germans would support it.
Vidkun Quisling stayed in power until he was arrested May 9 1945 in a mansion on Bygdøy in Oslo which he called Gimle after the place in Norse mythology where the survivors of Ragnarok were to live.
www.infothis.com /find/Vidkun_Quisling   (541 words)

  
 Occupation of Denmark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The decision to occupy their small northern neighbour was made to facilitate the invasion of the strategically more important Norway; and to hinder British forces to get a hold in Denmark as a means against the awaited British campaign in Norway.
There were small bombing raids on select targets in the country, but nothing comparable to that suffered by, for instance, neighbouring Norway or The Netherlands.
One area that was badly damaged was the island of Bornholm, largely due to Soviet bombardment of the German garrison there.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/o/oc/occupation_of_denmark.html   (2044 words)

  
 World War 2 at Sea - 1944, Normandy, Invasion, D-day, Falaise, Paris, Leyte Gulf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The entire operation almost succeeds, but the British paratroops in spite of great gallantry can not capture the bridge, and Second Army is unable to reach them.
The last British submarine sunk was "Sickle" three months earlier in June, the 45th Royal Navy loss in the Mediterranean.
British troops, supported by Royal Navy ships, have the unenviable task of fighting their previous allies.
www.naval-history.net /WW2194406-2.htm   (5121 words)

  
 BBC - History - The Norway Campaign in World War Two   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Norway Campaign engaged the bulk of the German fleet and Royal Navy ©
Germany had also seen the signs that the British would not necessarily be bound by Norway's neutrality, and could hinder the process if they were so minded.
The British position was made fairly clear when Royal Navy seamen boarded the German naval auxiliary Altmark, in Norwegian waters, to free the prisoners on board, and the Allies had indeed for some time been making plans for aggressive action to plug the gap in their blockade.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/war/wwtwo/norway_campaign_01.shtml   (360 words)

  
 POLES IN THE NORWEGIAN CAMPAIGN OF 1940 - Part I
Even before the German attack on Norway, the British and the French were preparing for a military operation that would give them control over some of the most important towns, harbours and airfields on the western coast of Norway.
The allied troops, mostly British, were already on stand-by and had even started to embark on merchant and naval vessels that were to transport them from the United Kingdom to Norway.
When Norway was attacked on April 9, 1940 the almost five thousand man strong Brigade was ready for action and the allied Supreme War Council decided that it should be part of the allied North-Western Expeditionary Force.
www.electronicmuseum.ca /Poland-WW2/norwegian_campaign/norway_1.html   (1118 words)

  
 BBC - History - The Norway Campaign in World War Two   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
By April the British had changed their plan, and reduced it to a relatively less complex mining operation.
British mine-laying began early on 8 April, but was disrupted by news of major German fleet movements.
The Admiralty, on its own initiative, decided that all strength should be diverted to dealing with the German fleet at sea, and troops already aboard British cruisers and intended for the likely landings were disembarked.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/war/wwtwo/norway_campaign_02.shtml   (207 words)

  
 Boost for Scots campaign as Norway swaps cigs for lollies - Evening Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
SCOTTISH campaigners lobbying for a ban on smoking in public places were today given a boost.
Norway became the second country to outlaw tobacco in all bars and restaurants, following Ireland's example earlier this year.
Norway is seeking to protect waiters and other restaurant and bar staff from second-hand smoke blamed for causing cancer, respiratory and heart diseases.
www.eveningtimes.co.uk /hi/news/5027089.html   (155 words)

  
 1940 FACTS AND INFORMATION
April_9 - World_War_II: Germany invades Denmark and Norway in operation ''Weserübung.'' The British_campaign_in_Norway is simultaneously commenced.
May_2 - The British passenger liner ''City of Exeter'' encounters the German_auxiliary_cruiser_Atlantis, but without incident.
Luftwaffe, the Air_Force of Germany, in preparation for Operation_Sealion begins to hit British convoys in the English_Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though).
www.palfacts.com /csb:1940   (1509 words)

  
 Dynamic Campaign Generator
If, however, you wish to fly a different plane (including a bomber) or switch sides on the campaign, all it takes is a simple edit.
This pilot must be the same nationality as the campaign side being played and must not be dead.
To use the campaign generator, first run CFS2 and chose a new campaign ("Dynamic Campaign") from either the American, British, German, Italian or Japanese campaign menus (depending on which campaign you wish to fly).
members.shaw.ca /dcgen   (1835 words)

  
 CAMPAIGN IN NORWAY: HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR: UNIT...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
T.K. Derry's official account of the disastrous opening British campaign of the Second World War in April-May 1940, which led to the downfall of Neville Chamberlain and the elevation of Winston Churchill to the Premiership.
Derry describes the rival British and German plans to occupy Norway, the source of vital raw materials.
Derry details the belated British response, with amphibious operations and landings around Trondheim and Narvik in central and northern Norway.
www.military-books-online.com /titles/5872.htm   (292 words)

  
 Nazi Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
All of the invaded countries swiftly capitulated and the forces of Britain and its Commonwealth allies suffered a humiliating defeat in Norway (see British campaign in Norway) and a near-disastrous retreat from France (see Battle of Dunkirk).
The British and Commonwealth forces initially lost ground but managed to turn the situation around after reinforcements were sent to the region in December.
The German campaigns in Greece and North Africa delayed the planned invasion by several weeks and a large period good weather had been lost by the time the invasion was launched on June 22 1941.
usapedia.com /n/nazi-germany.html   (1708 words)

  
 1940 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
June 10 - World War II: Norway surrenders to German forces.
June 12 - World War II: 13,000 British and French troops surrender to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel at St.
December 22 - Noel Jones, British Ambassador to Kazakhstan (d.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1940   (2473 words)

  
 Sea-Based Airpower--The Decisive Factor in Expeditionary Operations? Norway 1940, Falkland Islands 1982 - Storming Media
Abstract: This essay examines the British sea-based aviation in support of two modern amphibious campaigns: the British campaign in Norway in 1940 and the Falkland Islands War in 1982.
When air superiority cannot be maintained over the fleet, as evidenced in Norway and the Falklands, Naval Forces become prey to land-based airpower.
Power projection from the sea occurs as a result of maintaining local air superiority, not in spite of it.
www.stormingmedia.us /39/3993/A399304.html   (219 words)

  
 Christian Democrats want Bush campaign (Norway)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
National elections are scheduled for this autumn in Norway; currently a fragile coalition of center-left parties leads in the polls.....but, as we all know, anything could happen, and there appear to be some, uh, rather deep divisions within the left in Norway.
As for my "take" on the crime news, well, it appears Norway is not as "crime-free" as our mainstream news media likes to urge us it is; in fact, frankly speaking, it appears Norway is no better than, no worse than, the United States.
Now, if the Norway ping list had existed before January 28, and as the NOKAS robbery took place, yeah, sure, I have no doubt many members of Free Republic would have been interested in the story, and kept up with it.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/fr/1388275/posts   (5450 words)

  
 Second World War Books: Review
The book opens with a brief review of British plans for mining the Leads and Admiral Raeder's plans for the Kriegsmarine, including an OB of German naval forces.
As with the volume on Dunkirk, this study includes a fair amount of detail which is not mentioned in other accounts of the campaign, including the British official history volumes.
Not a glossy pop history by any means, but definitely recommended to students of the Norwegian campaign and to those interested in the Royal Navy in particular or naval and amphibious operations in general.
www.sonic.net /~bstone/archives/001112.shtml   (392 words)

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