Operation Ikarus

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Operation Ikarus (Unternehmen Ikarus or Fall Ikarus in German) was a World War II German plan to invade Iceland, which had been occupied by British forces during Operation Fork in 1940. The plan was never realized.[1]

The purpose of the British move was to prevent a German invasion of the island. The German plan was not realized due to the delay of Operation Sea Lion (Unternehmen Seelöwe) and, even though an invasion of Iceland was considered possible, defense and resupply was not.[2]

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  1. ^ Herz, Norman (2004). Operation Alacrity : The Azores and the War in the Atlantic (1. print. ed.). Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press. p. 27. ISBN 1591143640.
  2. ^ "Hverjar voru áætlanir Þjóðverja um að ráðast inn í Ísland í seinni heimsstyrjöldinni?". Retrieved 2015-09-24.