1940 in Norway

1940 in Norway

1940 is the year when Norway becomes drawn into World War II. On April 9 Nazi Germany invades the country which, however spared many of the atrocities which befell other nations, remains occupied until May 8, 1945. See the article Occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany for a full exposition of World War II in Norway.


* April 9ndash Germany invades Norway and Norway is at war for the first time since 1814.
* May 5– Hegra Fortress capitulates on this date after all other Norwegian forces in southern Norway have laid down their arms (see Battle of Hegra Fortress)
* Norsk Hydro begins construction of a magnesium carbonate plant at Herøya, but the German invasion of Norway stops the plans.

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