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The bitter years : the invasion and occupation of Denmark and Norway, April 1940–May 1945 

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The bitter years : the invasion and occupation of Denmark and Norway, April 1940–May 1945 
Call No: 948.9051 P49b

Call Number948.9051 P49b
Dates[1975]; ©1974
Statement of Responsibilityby Richard Petrow.
Creators & ContributorsPetrow, Richard (author)
Summary"[An] account of the German invasion and occupation of Denmark and Norway... Few attacks by a great military power on defenseless neighbors provoked more international indignation than did Germany's invasion of Scandinavia. Yet most of the extraordinary stories of the German northern theatre of operations went unreported during the war, buried as they were under Top Secret classifications, or were distorted beyond recognition for purposes of propaganda. The Bitter Years shatters the myths and corrects the misconceptions as it details the dramatic chapters of Scandinavia's wartime experience: the sinking of the German cruiser Bluecher with the loss of more than 1,000 soldiers and crew—the halfhearted Allied campaign at Narvik—the Norwegian SOE raid on the Norse Hydro heavy-water plant so essential to the Germans in their development of an atomic bomb—the imprisonment of Norwegian schoolmasters in the Arctic—the destiny of all the Norwegian Jews and the miraculous rescue of the Danish Jews—the destruction of Finnmark by the Germans—the remarkable evacuation of Scandinavian prisoners from German concentration camps by the Swedish White Buses—and, finally, the liberation of Norway and Denmark and the bitter residue that remained..." —Book jacket
  1. Rationale for Defeat
  2. Scandanavian Neutrality
  3. The Altmark Affair
  4. Weseruebung
  5. The Invasion of Denmark
  6. The Attack on Norway
  7. The Conquest of Norway
  8. The Civilian Front in Norway
  9. Resistance
  10. Heavy Water & the Atomic Bomb
  11. The Raid on Norsk Hydro
  12. Occupied Denmark
  13. August, 1943
  14. The Problem of the Jews in Denmark
  15. The Rescue of the Danish Jews
  16. Toward Victory in Norway
  17. The Threat of the Tirptitz
  18. War in the North
  19. Toward Victory in Denmark
  20. In the Camps
  21. The White Busses
  22. Liberation
Physical Description viii, 403 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherLondon : Hodder and Stoughton
  • Originally published: New York : Morrow, 1974
  • Bibliography: pages 380–387
  • Includes index