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By Doug Dildy, John White

On nine April 1940, German forces invaded Denmark, after which Norway, in an try and safe the important mineral assets of Scandinavia for his or her warfare undefined. This attack, Operation Weser¿bung, represents the 1st joint air-land-and-sea crusade within the background of war, and used to be the one such crusade deliberate, introduced, and accomplished through the 3 providers of the Wehrmacht. It additionally integrated using the rarest of German armoured autos, the Naubaufahrzeug NbFz.A/B (PzKw V/VI) experimental 'land battleship'.
This e-book describes the occasions of this tumultuous crusade that not just ended in Winston Churchill's appointment as British best Minister, but in addition observed the crippling of the German Kriegsmarine as a combating strength, because it used to be decreased to a fleet of submarines and a handful of heavy warships used as trade raiders.

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Before him lay the greatest collection of Egyptian treasures ever discovered. Never before had a royal tomb been unearthed that had not been emptied by grave robbers. The treasures had remained in the tomb for 3,000 years, ever since they were buried with the young pharaoh Tutankhamun for use in the afterlife. “ As my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues, and gold—everywhere the glint of gold. ” Howard Carter, Tomb of Tutankhamun, 1923 A panel on the back of Tutankhamun’s gold throne shows the king being anointed with scented oil by his queen, Ankhesenamen.

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