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Books on Norway campaign, 1940

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:40 pm
by Francis Marliere

I have an interest on the naval operations off Norway in 1940, especially the operations Juno / Alphabet during which HMS Glorious was sunk by Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. I have seen 3 recents books on the suject on Amazon :
- The Battle for Norway April - June 1940 - Geirr H. Haarr
- Fight for the Fjords: The Battle for Norway 1940 - Jane Harrold
- Campaign in Norway: History of the Second World War: United Kingdom Military Series: Official Campaign History - J. R. M. Butler

I would like to know which one is the best. Thanks for your advices.

Best regards,

Francis Marliere

Re: Books on Norway campaign, 1940

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:50 pm
by marcelo_malara
Do not have the other two, but both books by Geirr H. Haarr are very good, very detailed and well written, not easy to be bettered.


Re: Books on Norway campaign, 1940

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:32 am
by Alberto Virtuani
Hi Francis,

I would add to the list the new (2017) book of Harry Plevy "Norway 1940 - Chronicle of a chaotic campaign" that, despite not concentrating on the Naval Campaign, but covering the whole operation, is a very comprehensive 400 pages volume.

I found it very well done and hugely researched with many precise references to original documents, but I have not read any of the other three books.

Bye, Alberto

Re: Books on Norway campaign, 1940

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:29 pm
by marcelo_malara
This one is very good, but only about the Narvik naval battles: ... 1557507449