[amazon.com] – Henrik O. Lunde, Hitler’s pre-emptive war, the battle for Norway, 1940 (2009)
In the beginning of April 1940, Germany and the Allies Great-Britain and France invaded Norway at the same time. Why was it that the outpost Norway became the first war theater between the Allies and Germany? The standard popular Hollywood explanation is that Hitler wanted to grab Norwegian territory as a first step of conquering Europe from the Atlantic to the Ural mountains. Lunde shows that this view is untenable. Hitler wanted Scandinavia to remain neutral in a war that was forced upon him by the British and the French. The Norwegian campaign was an escalation of the war initiated by Churchill. Germany had two major vulnerabilities: dependence on oil from Rumania and iron ore supply from Sweden. The Russians knew it, the British and French knew it. After Britain and France had declared war on Germany on september 3, 1939, after the conflict between Germany and Poland over Danzig had escalated, they were reluctant to act upon the war declaration. Germany never wanted war with Britain and France in the first place and Britain and France had too much respect for the German military to attack Germany directly in an all out war. They remembered all too well what had happened in World War 1, namely a Germany at war with Britain, France and Russia at the same time and nevertheless gradually gaining the upper hand in 1917. It was only the American war entry that brought down Germany in the end. In 1940 Germany had a non-agression pact with Russia and America was not yet in the war. So Churchill came up with the idea of attacking Germany indirectly by attempting to interrupt the supply of Swedish iron ore from Narvik/Norway. If this plan had succeeded, Germany would have lost the war even before it had started. Germany had no options other then intervening in Norway. In this review we only consider the decision taking process that lead to war, as described in the first two chapters of the book. The rest of the book deals with the details of the battles and is not considered here. We are only interested in the big picture and diplomatic maneuvering that lead to the invasion.
- Chapter one – deals with the events from the Allied perspective
- Chapter two – deals with the events from the German perspective
Editor: It is important to understand that there is no difference in the way the British and French behaved in Norway and in the Low Countries. Small countries Norway, Holland and Belgium were put under great pressure from the Allies to abandon neutrality and reluctantly cooperate in the Allied war effort against Germany. And in both cases it was Churchill who was the driving force behind all the operations.
The author Henrik Lunde is a Norwegian-American, who spent his career as an officer in the U.S. Army, including multiple combat tours as a highly decorated Airborne Ranger. Later, he served as Director, National and International Security Studies, U.S. Army War College. In other words, Lunde is a westerner, but to his astonishment has to admit that the war in Norway was forced upon Hitler by Churchill, the latter being anxious to finally get the war started and escalated. Lunde understands that the ‘wish to help the Finns against the Soviets’ was merely a pretext for the Allies to invade Norway and cut of iron ore supplies to Germany.
Everything about the official WW2 narrative is a lie, carefully concocted by the Allies in Nuremberg to their own advantage:
WW2 was the premeditated destruction of Europe by the globalist powers USA and USSR in an alliance that originated from 1933.
The USSR is dead.
Anglosphere is still at large, trying to ram every country into their planned global empire, a pipe dream, it won’t happen, as the China + Russia + Caliphate are too strong, resistance in Europe is growing and even a large number of European-Americans are unhappy with the way their society is developing.
Let’s restore centuries of European Greatness and liberate ourselves from those who aim for our (multicultural) destruction, if necessary in a unspoken alliance with post-globalist Russia, China and Islam.
Paris-Berlin-Moscow is the winning formula, plus those North-Americans who want to end the empire and lead a European life.
Now back to Lunde’s book:
1. The Allied Perspective
In the beginning of April 1940, both Germany and the Allies Great-Britain and France invaded Norway. Why was it that the outpost Norway became a war theatre?