Despatches From The Front, The Battle For Norway, 1940-1942

This book is part of a series that presents original despatches from commanders at the front, in this case covering the Norwegian Campaign and subsequent commando raids on off-shore islands. The battle for Narvik has been recounted many times but this book provides a perspective through the eyes of commanders. Very Highly Recommended

NAME: Despatches From The Front, The Battle For Norway, 1940-1942
FILE: R3279
AUTHOR: introduced & compiled by John Greham, Martin Mace
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: hard back
PRICE: £19.99                                                        
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT:   WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, Norway 
Campaign, European Theatre, Royal Navy, RAF, Army, commando raids, Admiral 
Tovey, Admiral Boyle, Lt General  Massy, Narvik, Vaagso Island, Lofoten Islands, 
air war, aircraft carriers

ISBN: 1-78346-232-9

PAGES: 174, 6 page photo plate illustration
IMAGE: B3279.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: This book is part of a series that presents original despatches from 
commanders at the front, in this case covering the Norwegian Campaign and 
subsequent commando raids on off-shore islands. The battle for Narvik has been 
recounted many times but this book provides a perspective through the eyes of 
commanders. Very Highly Recommended

There is a modest b&w photo plate section in illustration. The unique value of this book is in the original source material of particular value to researchers and serious enthusiasts. It is also invaluable to a wider readership because of the unique insights from the senior commanders tasked with the campaign and the subsequent large scale commando raids on Vaagso Island and the Lofoten Islands.

At this point in the war, Britain was under great pressure as it attempted to mobilize fully, train new troops, and begin the major equipment replacement to introduce new weapons systems and replace equipment lost in combat. It was not an option to sit and watch a German invasion of neutral Norway, but it was a major task to collect adequate numbers of men and equipment. Air cover had to be delivered by aircraft carriers for operation ashore and the aircraft were obsolescent models.

In this book, the reader can see how the commanders were responding to, and reporting on, the battle. A very interesting alternative to existing histories.