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  • A Warrior Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of Sweden as a Military Superpower 1611-1721 | Henrik O. Lunde

    A Warrior Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of Sweden as a Military Superpower 1611-1721

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Henrik O. Lunde
    • Narrated By Mark Ashby
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    This audiobook examines the meteoric rise of Sweden as the pre-eminent military power in Europe during the Thirty Years War during the 1600s, and then follows its line of warrior kings into the next century until the Swedes finally meet their demise, in an overreach into the vastness of Russia. A small Scandinavian nation, with at most one and a half million people and scant internal resources of its own, there was small logic to how Sweden could become the dominant power on the Continent.

    Henrik says: "A surprising mirror image of modern Sweden"
  • Hitler's Preemptive War: The Battle for Norway, 1940 | Henrik Lunde

    Hitler's Preemptive War: The Battle for Norway, 1940

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Henrik Lunde
    • Narrated By Tom Parks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This book describes the often overlooked World War II campaign for Norway - a complex series of battles in which Hitler out-gambled Churchill in order to secure a vital resource lifeline for the Third Reich. After Hitler conquered Poland and was still fine-tuning his plans against France, the British began to exert control of the coastline of neutral Norway, an action that threatened to cut off Germany’s iron-ore conduit to Sweden and outflank from the start its hegemony on the Continent.

    Kenneth M. says: "Great book hampered by poor narration"
  • Finland's War of Choice: The Troubled German-Finnish Coalition in World War II | Henrik Lunde

    Finland's War of Choice: The Troubled German-Finnish Coalition in World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Henrik Lunde
    • Narrated By Tom Parks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This book describes the odd coalition between Germany and Finland in World War II, and their joint military operations from 1941 to 1945. This is a topic often missing in English, though in stark contrast to the numerous books on the shorter and less bloody Winter War. That conflict represented a gallant fight of a democratic “David” against a totalitarian “Goliath” that caught the imagination of the world. The story of Finland fighting alongside a “Goliath” of its own has not brought pride to that nation and was a period many Finns would rather forget.

    Juergen Reimers says: "Missing Maps"
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