Logo: to the web site of the Swedish Defence University

fhs.se
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
"Åtgärder som befrämja rikets försvar och överensstämma med flaggans värdighet": En undersökning av Sveriges marinstrategi våren 1941
Swedish Defence University.
2021 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Denna uppsats undersöker Sveriges marinstrategi i händelse av krig med Tyskland respektive Sovjeteunionen våren 1941 utifrån Chefen för Marinens instruktioner för krigsfall I respektive II.

Abstract [en]

This paper explores Swedish naval strategy during the Second World War (1939-1945), an area that has not seen significant research. This paper focuses on how Swedish maritime forces were to be used in case of war with Germany (War Plan I; Krigsfall I), and with the Soviet Union (War plan II; Krigsfall II). This paper focuses on Swedish planning during the spring of 1941. The period after the fall of France (June 1940) and before the German invasion of the Soviet Union (June 1941) was a period where both Germany and the Soviet Union possessed what could be described as strategic freedom of action. This means large parts of their armed forces could have been used for operations against Sweden. The basis for each potential conflict was different: Germany occupied Norway and Denmark and could launch a ground invasion of Sweden directly; meanwhile Sweden and the Soviet Union were still separated by Finland and the Baltic Sea. Maritime forces would therefore play very different roles in the two War Plans. No official plans in case of war with the western Allies existed at the time, and hence this has not been explored here.

The conclusion of this paper is that Swedish naval strategy at the time was somewhat offensive and focused on gaining sea control, at least in the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia, to maintain freedom of action to be able to conduct troop movements along the Swedish coast, to the island of Gotland, and to Finland.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2021. , p. 30
Keywords [en]
Sweden, 1941, World War two, Second world war, WW2, naval strategy, strategy, see power, naval power, war planning, defence planning, Nazi Germany, Soviet Union, Finland
Keywords [fi]
Ruotsi, 1941, Toinen maailmansota, Strategia, Laivasto, laivaston strategia, puolustuksen suunnittelu, Natsi-Saksa, Neuvostoliitto, Suomi
Keywords [de]
Schweden, 1941, zweites Weltkrieg, Marine, Strategie, Marine-Strategie, See-Strategie, Flotten-Strategie, Verteidigungsplanung, Kriegsplanung, NS-Deutschland, Deutschland, Sowjetunion, Finnland
Keywords [sv]
Sverige, andra världskriget, 1941, flottan, marinstrategi, strategi, krigsplanering, flottstrategi, sjömakt, försvarsplanering, Nazityskland, Sovjetunionen, Finland
National Category
History Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10744OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-10744DiVA, id: diva2:1639155
Subject / course
Militärhistoria
Examiners
Available from: 2022-03-07 Created: 2022-02-19 Last updated: 2022-03-07Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(628 kB)193 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 628 kBChecksum SHA-512
c0c2b10a2f107c6acbe0f71804003a86639228c780d2a4281c7f9159cac532ce47fdc56c08a1ef9c2e541cd81c15114dd63ff2114e3432b9aa2d2848e8a5f7ba
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Swedish Defence University
HistoryOther Humanities not elsewhere specified

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 193 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 323 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf