Operation Weserübung (German: [ˈveːsɐˌʔyːbʊŋ]) was the code name for Germany's assault on Denmark and Norway during the Second World War and the opening operation of the Norwegian Campaign.

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  • Operation Weserübung (German: [ˈveːsɐˌʔyːbʊŋ]) was the code name for Germany's assault on Denmark and Norway during the Second World War and the opening operation of the Norwegian Campaign. The name comes from the German for Operation Weser-Exercise (Unternehmen Weserübung), the Weser being a German river.In the early morning of 9 April 1940 (Wesertag; "Weser Day"), Germany invaded Denmark and Norway, ostensibly as a preventive manoeuvre against a planned, and openly discussed, Franco-British occupation of Norway. After the invasions, envoys of the Germans informed the governments of Denmark and Norway that the Wehrmacht had come to protect the countries' neutrality against Franco-British aggression. Significant differences in geography, location and climate between the two countries made the actual military operations very dissimilar.The invasion fleet's nominal landing time—Weserzeit ("Weser Time")—was set to 05:15 German time, equivalent to 04:15 Norwegian time. (en)
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  • ': 1,130 air crew
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  • * 1 heavy cruiser
  • * 10 destroyers
  • * 2 light cruisers
  • * 341 KIA
  • * 341 WIA
  • * 448 MIA
  • * 5,636 KIA or MIA
  • * Total:
  • * various U-boats, transports and smaller warships
  • Heer
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  • France
  • Germany
  • Polish government-in-exile
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  • German victory
  • *Occupationof DenmarkandNorway
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  • * 1 artillery battalion
  • * 1 motorized rifle brigade
  • * 9 divisions
  • * Allies ~35,000
  • * Denmark: 2 divisions: ~14,500
  • * Norway: 6 divisions: ~60,000
  • * Total: 120,000
  • * Total: ~109,500
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  • Counter Clockwise from top: German forces advancing near Bagn in Valdres, King Haakon VII of Norway and his son Crown Prince Olav during a German air raid on Molde, German bombing of the coastal fortress Oscarsborg, German Gebirgsjäger troops near Narvik, and Norwegian artillery in action near Narvik. (en)
  • Clockwise from top: German forces advancing near Bagn in Valdres, King Haakon VII of Norway and his son Crown Prince Olav during a German air raid on Molde, German bombing of the coastal fortress Oscarsborg, German Gebirgsjäger troops near Narvik, and Norwegian artillery in action near Narvik. (en)
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  • : * 1 heavy cruiser * 2 light cruisers * 10 destroyers * various U-boats, transports and smaller warships * (en)
  • * ' (en)
  • : 1,130 air crew * 341 KIA * 448 MIA * Total:' * 5,636 KIA or MIA * 341 WIA (en)
  • * Royal Norwegian Navy & Army: * 1,335 KIA * ? MIA * Denmark: * 16 KIA * Allies: * 4,765 KIA * Total: * 6,116 KIA (en)
  • * Allies: * 4,765 KIA * Total: * 6,116 KIA (en)
  • ': 1,130 air crew * 341 KIA * 448 MIA (en)
  • * Total: * 5,636 KIA or MIA * 341 WIA (en)
  • * Royal Norwegian Navy & Army: * 1,335 KIA * ? MIA * Denmark:''' * 26 KIA and 23 WIA (en)
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  • German victory *Occupation of Denmark and Norway (en)
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  • * 9 divisions * 1 artillery battalion * 1 motorized rifle brigade * Total: 120,000 (en)
  • * Norway: 6 divisions: ~60,000 * Denmark: 2 divisions: ~14,500 * Allies ~35,000 * Total: ~109,500 (en)
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  • Operation Weserübung (German: [ˈveːsɐˌʔyːbʊŋ]) was the code name for Germany's assault on Denmark and Norway during the Second World War and the opening operation of the Norwegian Campaign. (en)
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