Anatomy of a Campaign: The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940 by John Kiszely

By John Kiszely

The British crusade in Norway in 1940 was once an ignominious and abject failure. it's might be most sensible often called the fiasco which at once ended in the autumn of top Minister Neville Chamberlain and his alternative via Winston Churchill. yet what have been the explanations for failure? Why did the choice makers, together with Churchill, make such bad judgements and workout such undesirable judgement? What different elements performed an element? John Kiszely attracts on his personal event of operating in any respect degrees within the army to evaluate the crusade as a complete, its context and evolution from strategic disasters, intelligence errors and German air superiority to the functionality of the troops and the intense blunders of judgement by way of these accountable for the better course of the warfare. the outcome is helping us to appreciate not just the end result of the Norwegian crusade but additionally why newer army campaigns have stumbled on luck so elusive.

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