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Diary April 27, 1940

Josef Terboven
The ‘Gauleiter’ of Essen, Josef Terboven, as ‘Reich’ Commissioner in Norway, the head of the civil administration.
Diary for Saturday, April 27, 1940:

Occupied countries

Norway: Terboven appointed Reichskommissar for Norway (formerly Gauleiter of Essen).


Germany officially at war with Norway. Ribbentrop attempts to justify German invasion of Norway by describing vast, carefully prepared, Anglo-French-Norwegian ‘conspiracy’ (he does not mention Germany’s actions in Denmark).

Home Fronts

Britain: Men aged 26 registered for military service.

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