September 1, 2014

Operation Weserübung Süd

Germany Invades Denmark

In order to ensure the flaw of raw materials from the Scandinavian peninsula Hitler decided to invade Denmark and Norway. In the early hours of 9 April 1940 German troops crossed the land borders with Denmark, while simultaneously airdrops and seaborne attacks took place. The Danish government capitulated the same day.

DA PAM 20-271

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DA PAM 20-271