Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Thoughts on War$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Phillip S. Meilinger

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178899

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178899.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use.date: 17 September 2021

Jointness and the Norwegian Campaign, 1940

Jointness and the Norwegian Campaign, 1940

Chapter:
(p.114) 8 Jointness and the Norwegian Campaign, 1940
Source:
Thoughts on War
Author(s):

Phillip S. Meilinger

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178899.003.0009

The Norwegian campaign of 1940 was the first major confrontation between Germany and the Allies in World War II. Although both sides had been poised along the Western Front since September 1939, serious fighting did not break out there; instead, the belligerents first fought in the far north. Germany had sound strategic reasons for conquering Norway, but the Allies attacked them there simply because they did not wish to fight in France. Important lessons were learned in Norway, by both sides, regarding joint operations, unity of command, and airpower –specifically, the need for air superiority over naval forces.

Keywords:   Norwegian Campaign, Luftwaffe, Royal Navy, Narvik, Trondheim, air superiority, unity of command, joint operations, amphibious operations

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .