PBlitz wrote:On another note, this secret co-op bw Finland and Sweden, against Germany, prior to Norway being annexed by Hitler, certainly would lay into rest the claims accusing Finland not trying enough to create a Scandinavian alliance, before finally allying with Germany against USSR.
Lunde made that accusation in his book, among others.
I don't think so, Intelligence operations does not count for an Allieance or Sweden would have been allied with both Nazi Germany and the Western allies at the same time. (And a Nato member post war)
IMHO, The lack of Scandinavian alliance got one common explanation why it did not materialised, there is a almost complete consensus between Swedish and Finnish sources on whom to blame: "Everyone else but not me"