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9 Apr 1940
  • ww2dbase [Invasion of Denmark and Norway | CPC]
  • British submarine HMS Truant torpedoed and heavily damaged German cruiser Karlsruhe in the Skagerrak at 1957 hours. After the crew was rescued, German torpedo boat Grief scuttled Karlsruhe. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • ww2dbase [K÷ln | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • French submarine Sybille, under British command, departed Harwich, England, United Kingdom to patrol the North Sea west of Denmark. ww2dbase [CPC]
Norway United Kingdom
  • HMS Howe was launched at Govan, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Howe | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Apr 1940
German paratroopers at the Masnedoe Fort, Denmark, 9 April 1940German military journalist reporting from Copenhagen, Denmark on the day of its capitulation, 9 Apr 1940
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9 Apr 1940 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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