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Riassunto: Almost two-thousand British soldiers landed in Norway during the evening of April 18th, 1940. On May 2nd, one hundred and sixty three men were rescued by the Royal Navy from one of the most ill-planned operations of World War II. Joseph Kynoch is one of the few soldiers who can still remember the campaign that first brought British troops into battle with Hitler's new army - an army blooded on the battlefields of Poland and well equipped with the most modern weaponry and supported by highly effective air cover. The North-west Expeditionary Force (Codename Sickleforce) was 1,000 men short when it set sail in two coasters for the 500 mile crossing of the North Sea. Two battalions set forth, Leicesters and Sherwood Foresters, and on landing they found much of their equipment had been misdirected or lost. The German Army Group 'Pellengahr' was already established in Southern Norway, the western coastal towns and Trondheim in the North. When the British landed the Germans were already marching north to meet them, pushing the Norwegian Army backwards. These were the first British troops to understand the word Blitzkrieg, but the British Expeditionary Force in France would suffer the same fate, albeit on a larger scale - and the town of Dunkirk would take on a new significance.
About the Author: Joseph Kynoch was called up in 1939 into the 2/5 Battalion of the Royal Leicester Regiment. After taking part in the Norwegian Campaign, he retrained as a vehicle mechanic and served in REME until 1945, with the 14th Army in India and Assam.
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Descrizione libro Airlife, The Crowood Press, 2005. Hard cover. First edition.. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 192 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. New in very good dust jacket. very lightest of shelfwear, near fine. Codice libro della libreria Alibris.0076716
Descrizione libro Airlife Publishing Limited. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G1840373806I3N00
Descrizione libro Airlife 1st printing, Shrewsbury, 2002. x, 174 p., photos, maps, glossary, biblio, index, 8vo; Fine/Fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 56210
Descrizione libro Airlife Publishing Limited, Shrewsbury, England, 2002. x, 174 pages. 8vo Green boards stamped in gilt on spine. Dust jacket in clear protective sleeve. Like new/ Like new. Codice libro della libreria 023105
Descrizione libro Airlife Publishing, London, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. First Edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. Book and unclipped dust jacket are in fine, As New, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. The story of Britain's failed attempt to block Germany's invasion of Norway in 1940. Historic photos and maps throughout. 8vo. 174 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Codice libro della libreria 86910
Descrizione libro The Crowood Press, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1840373806
Descrizione libro The Crowood Press, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1840373806
Descrizione libro The Crowood Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1840373806 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN6.3378073
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97818403738063.0
Descrizione libro The Crowood Press, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111840373806