List of military operations in the Nordic countries during World War II

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The following is a list of military operations conducted in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Greenland during World War II.




  • Rädda Danmark ("Save Denmark") (1945) Flag of Sweden.svg — Swedish plan to liberate Denmark before the country was occupied by the Soviet Union[1]


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Further reading

  • Dear, Ian. The Oxford companion to world war II (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995)
  • Elting, John R. Battles for Scandinavia (Time-Life Books 1981)
  • Haarr, Geirr. The Gathering Storm: Naval War in Northern Europe, September 1939 to April 1940 (2013)
  • Haarr, Geirr. German Invasion of Norway: April 1940 (vol 1 2012); The Battle for Norway, April-June 1940 (vol 2 2010)
  • Mann, Chris. British Policy and Strategy Towards Norway, 1941-45 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
  • Miller, James. The North Atlantic Front: Orkney, Shetland, Faroe and Iceland at War (2004)
  • Nissen, Henrik S., ed. Scandinavia during the Second World War (Universitetsforlaget, 1983)
  • Petrow, Richard. The Bitter Years; The Invasion and Occupation of Denmark and Norway, April 1940-May 1945 (1974)
  • Riste, Olav et al. Norway and the Second World War (1996)
  • Stenius, H., Österberg, M. and Östling, J., eds. Nordic Narratives of the Second World War: National Historiographies Revisited (Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2011).
  • Vehvilainen, Olli. "Scandinavian Campaigns." in A Companion to World War II (2012) ed. by Thomas W. Zeiler and Daniel M. DuBois : vol 1 pp 208-21.
  • Vehvilainen, Olli. Finland In The Second World War: Between Germany and Russia (2002) excerpt and text search

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