Norway achieved full independence in 1905, and in the first century of its short life has contributed to two major conflicts, the Cold War and the War on Terror. The Norwegian Army currently operates in the north of Norway and in Afghanistan as well as in Eastern Europe. The Army is the oldest of the service branches, established as a modern military organization in 1628. The Army participated in wars during the 17th, 18th and 19th century as well, both in Norway and abroad.
Norwegian Army in The War That Came EarlyEdit
The Norwegian Army was caught completely off guard when the Germans invaded their country in 1939. Although armed with obsolete equipment and vehicles, they none the less put up a good fight; Especially in the mountainous regions where their alpine troopers outperformed other allied soldiers. However, it was not enough to prevent the Germans from overrunning their country.