Events for Friday 8th June 2012
On This Day in History
WWII: Operation Juno and sinking of HMS Glorious8th June 1940
Operation Juno was a German naval offensive late in the Norwegian Campaign. The mission was launched on 8 June 1940, as an attack on Harstad to relieve pressure on the German garrison at Narvik. As a notorious sideline to Operation Juno, Nazi battleships sank the British aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her escorting destroyers.
Further ReadingThe Battle for Norway
(Hardback - 480 pages)
by Geirr H Haarr
This is the second book in a series of two, covering the events at sea during the German invasion of Norway in 1940, the first modern campaign in which sea, air and ground forces interacted decisively.
Part one covers the events at sea off southern and western… Read more...