Images of War - Armoured Warfare and the Fall of France: Rare Photographs from Wartime ArchivesКНИГИ » ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ
Название: Images of War - Armoured Warfare and the Fall of France: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives Автор: Anthony Tucker-Jones Издательство: Pen and Sword ISBN: 1848846398 Год: 2014 Формат: PDF (conv) Страниц: 160 Размер: 12,3 МБ Язык: Английский
At 21:00 on 9 May 1940 Codeword Danzig was issued alerting Adolf Hitler’s airborne troops that they were about to spearhead an attack on Belgium and the Netherlands. The following day his blitzkrieg rolled forward striking the British Expeditionary Force and the French armies in Belgium and in northern France at Sedan. The desperate attempts of the allied armies to stem the Nazi tide proved futile and, once their reserves had been exhausted and the remaining forces cut off, Paris lay open. By early June, it was all over - trapped British, Belgian and French troops were forced to evacuate Dunkirk, Calais and Boulogne and the defeated French army agreed to an armistice leaving the country divided in two.