The author of this examination of the Norway campaign of 1940 contends that the courage and steadfastness of the British forces contrasted with what he regards as the cowardice and incompetence of the government which put them in impossible situations and, having put them there, dithered and vacillated. He argues that, on both sides of the Channel, the national leaders - Churchill excepted - were engrossed in playing politics at a time of deadly danger; that soon France paid the price; and that Britain came near to the same fate. Kersaud offers evidence of what he believes to be the depths of dishonour to which Britain descended in deceiving its Norwegian ally. The book's hero is Hakkon VII, King of Norway, whose wisdom and foresight are contrasted with what are described as the "ignoble futilities" of more powerful nations. Hitler's obsession with Norway is seen as equally decisive, and an important factor in his subsequent misjudgments. Francois Kersaudy is the author of "Churchill and de Gaulle".
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"The Allied campaign in Norway has had its detractors, but none with the satiric style of Kersaudy."About the Author:
Francois Kersaudy was a research fellow at Keble College, Oxford University. He is the author of "Churchill and DeGaulle."
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Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1346879
Book Description Arrow Books. (Subject: World War II - General) Though Norway was neutral Britain and France mined Norwegian territorial waters, in April 1940, to prevent supplies from reaching Germany. Immediately, Germany invaded the militarily weak Norway, which fought valiantly, assisted by the Allies in a two-month campaign that has become a textbook example of confused aims and faulty coordination. Using archive documents the author depicts the glaring political and military errors of the campaign and goes on to consider large questions about its conduct and consequences (Published: 1991) (Publisher: Arrow Books) (ISBN: 0099834200) (Pagination: 271pp, illustrations, maps) (Condition: Good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX. Bookseller Inventory # 28119-02
Book Description Arrow Books, London, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First Paperback. 272pp, index, bibliography, notes, bw ills, maps. Or card covers. Some even toning to page edges. The Norway campaign is the story of courage and steadfastness in the face of government cowardice and incompetence. With exception of Churchill, political leaders on both sides of the Channel were playing politics at a time of deadly danger. France paid a terrible price and how near England came is shown clearly in this book. As for Germany, Hitler's hysterical obesession with Norway remained an important factor in his subsequesnt strategic misjudgements. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 017590
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001523321