Eighty years on. 3rd April 1940


The First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill was made Chairman of the Military Coordinating Committee, giving him oversight of the Army and RAF as well as naval matters.

Public statements by Churchill and Chamberlain alerted Norway to the likelihood of Allied operations in her waters.  But the Allies were still debating strategy and priorities at cabinet level.

Hitler had no democratic processes to contend with and planned for the invasion of Denmark and Norway to be swiftly followed by an offensive against France and the Low Countries.  German cargo ships left for Narvik, secretly carrying military supplies.

British intelligence advised of a German military build-up in northern German ports, suggesting that an invasion somewhere in Scandinavia was imminent.

The Polish submarine Orzeł, serving with the Royal Navy left Rosyth to patrol the Norwegian coast.

A Spitfire was shot down over the Yorkshire coast by a Heinkel.  The Heinkel failed to return.

Game day 216. Italy

Italy collected 7 Industrial Resource Points.  Blissfully unaware of Germany’s plans, the resources were stockpiled.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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