April 1940

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Bill Medland
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April 1940

Post by Bill Medland » 27 Apr 2003 14:18

17th-20th April 1940.
German troops waiting to land in Norway, Adolf Hitler birthday
photo and Der Führer with some of his troops.
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Post by Bill Medland » 27 Apr 2003 14:27

20th-23rd April 1940.
New stamp to be released celebrating the victorious
Wehrmacht in Norway.
Another view of Der Führer on his birthday.
Adolf Hitler with some of his planing staff.
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Post by Bill Medland » 27 Apr 2003 14:37

23rd-25th April 1940.
Luftwaffe airmen line up on Oslo docks.
A Pz I supports the German advance,
and German soldiers take cover from
Norwegen Mountain Troops.
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Post by Benoit Douville » 27 Apr 2003 19:59

Bill Medland,

Is that from your personnal collection also? The campaign of Norway is so fascinating to study. BTW, wecome back to the forum.

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Post by Bill Medland » 28 Apr 2003 06:29

Hi Benoit,
I must apologize for the quality of the pics because they are
taken from old newspapers.
I surpose the real value of putting them on this thread is
to show the forum when they were released to the German
public, as they are all dated,as a historian I find that interesting.

As for the Norway Campaign, it was the one and only German
Combined Forces Operation of World War Two.
There were other attempts I am sure, but never in the same
league as the Norway Campaign. The Navy risked all on one
battle, something they were never to do again.
Narvik was also a close run thing which could have gone the
other way. A Campaign that was exciting from begining to the
end. For example Me110 aircraft landing on a Norwegian airfield
and capturing it by firing the aircraft guns at the tower!!!
(the reports are all in the old newspapers where these pics come from).

Best regards,Bill.

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Post by Óscar G » 01 May 2003 17:02

Hi Bill! It´s a great stuff :o Talking about Norway: Do you happen to know if there is any photo depicting Fallschirmjäger in Narvik? I´d really like to see them... Any comments in those newspapers, mainly in May 1940, about landing on Eben-Emael fort?
Thanks in advance
Óscar

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NArvik

Post by Christoph Awender » 01 May 2003 18:53

Oscar did you check out the foto gallery of Narvik on my site? Some Fallschirmjäger fotos there.

\Christoph

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Post by Óscar G » 01 May 2003 22:56

Yes, Christoph, I did. Furthermore, I think it´s one of the best photogallery I´ve seen of FJs deployed at Björnfjell.
All the best
Óscar

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