What was the German Invasion of Denmark (1940)?

Introduction The German invasion of Denmark (German: Operation Weserübung – Süd) was the German attack on Denmark on 09 April 1940, during the Second World War. The attack was a prelude to the main attack against Norway (German: Weserübung Nord). Denmark’s strategic importance for Germany was limited. The invasion’s primary purpose was to use Denmark… Read More


What was the Norwegian Campaign (1940)?

Introduction The Norwegian campaign, part of Operation Weserubung, was an attempted Allied occupation of northern Norway, during the early stages of World War II. Some early stages of the Allied operation preceded the German invasion and occupation of the Norwegian mainland on 08 April 1940. Planned as Operation Wilfred and Plan R 4, while the… Read More

What was the Phoney War (1939-1940)?

Introduction The Phoney War (French: Drôle de guerre; German: Sitzkrieg) was an eight-month period at the start of World War II, during which there was only one limited military land operation on the Western Front, when French troops invaded Germany’s Saar district. The Phoney period began with the declaration of war by the United Kingdom… Read More