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Narvik: Battles in the Fjords (CLASSICS OF NAVAL LITERATURE) Hardcover – December 1, 1996
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The electrifying account of two strategically significant surface engagements in Norway's fjords in 1940.
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The author is a retired officer of the Royal Navy and the grandson of Charles Dickens. He was an active combatant in the war and a captain of several ships including destroyers. Captain Dickens is a skillful writer and researcher and applies his talents in a masterful manner -- this book illustrates how it can and should be done!! The archival research and interviews with British and German participants enhance the meticulous reconstruction of events.
Not a weakness but rather indicative of the very narrow scope of the book -- the land and air battles that occurred in northern Norway in the following two months are not covered. For that there are many other satisfactory books. One that I have read and especially recommend is Francois Kersaudy's "Norway 1940". New books on the German invasion and battle for Norway by Geirr H. Haarr recently became available though I have not yet read them -- they look to be splendid histories.