Sunday, May 10, 2015

German invasion of the Low Countries

German troops pass through a heavily damaged Rhenen, May 1940 (source). 

On the morning of May 10th, 1940 the Dutch awoke to the sound of aircraft engines roaring in the sky. Germany had commenced operation Fall Gelb and attacked the NetherlandsBelgiumFrance and Luxembourg, in the case of the Low Countries without a declaration of war given before hostilities.

next episode: Petersburg

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