K- 569




1940, Struck Silver Commemorative Medal, 36mm.,  Rim-stamp, BAYER.HAUPTMÜNZAMT.SILBER 900f 


Obverse:  Satirizing the role of England as the "protector" of Norway.




On April 9, 1940 the Germans invaded seven Norwegian ports. By spreading false surrender orders and through the cooperation of traitorous Nazi sympathizers' (most notable the Quislings ) German troops managed to gain a major foothold. King Haakon refused to form a pro-German government and went into exile. British and French forces fought in the Narvik area and were able to withstand to June 9, 1940. Due to urgent personnel requirements on the Western Front however, these troops had to be evacuated and Norway fell to the Germans on June 10, 1940.




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