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Published on February 3, 2008

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The Beginning of World War II 1939-1940

Sept 1, 1939 Germany Invades Poland (believed the allies would do nothing) BlitzKrieg: Lightning War Technology does not allow for Trench Warfare

Germany Invades Poland (believed the allies would do nothing)

BlitzKrieg: Lightning War

Technology does not allow for Trench Warfare

Invasion of Poland France and England issue an ultimatum to Germany to withdraw War is Declared on Germany Non aggression Pact Sept 17, USSR Invades Poland from the East - reclaim land lost in 1917 Poland surrenders Sept.19

France and England issue an ultimatum to Germany to withdraw

War is Declared on Germany

Non aggression Pact

Sept 17, USSR Invades Poland from the East

- reclaim land lost in 1917

Poland surrenders Sept.19

 

“ Sitzkreig” The silent war between Oct 1939 and April 1940. France & Great Britain mobilize their troops

The silent war between Oct 1939 and April 1940.

France & Great Britain mobilize their troops

The Lowlands April 1940 Germany invades Denmark, takes it in days. Norway : invaded and occupied. All were needed for an invasion of France and Great Britain to occur

April 1940 Germany invades Denmark, takes it in days.

Norway :

invaded and occupied.

All were needed for an invasion of France and Great Britain to occur

French Plan: defense Thought Germans would invade through Belgium (just like 1914)

Thought Germans would invade through Belgium

(just like 1914)

French Defense: The Maginot Line France’s main defenses along German border 100s of Miles of underground fortifications built in the 1930s. (WWI Mentality)

France’s main defenses along German border

100s of Miles of underground fortifications built in the 1930s.

(WWI Mentality)

German Plan: Attack Fake an attack through Belgium Real attack was to come from the South and in the Alsace Forest

Fake an attack through Belgium

Real attack was to come from the South and in the Alsace Forest

The War in the West May 9th 1940 Germany invades Belgium. French and British troops take the bait and head north to Belgium Real attack then goes through the Arden, north of Maginot Line, May 10th

May 9th 1940 Germany invades Belgium.

French and British troops take the bait and head north to Belgium

Real attack then goes through the Arden, north of Maginot Line, May 10th

Dunkirk By June 1st 1940 the Allied armies were surrounded by the Germans out side the French port town of Dunkirk. Allied Troops Barely escaped to England. 338,000 Allies saved

By June 1st 1940 the Allied armies were surrounded by the Germans out side the French port town of Dunkirk.

Allied Troops Barely escaped to England.

338,000 Allies saved

Paris June 14th Paris is occupied by Germany VT is avenged! June 14th The Maginot Line is taken by the Germans

June 14th Paris is occupied by Germany

VT is avenged!

June 14th The Maginot Line is taken by the Germans

French Surrender: June 21, 1940 French ask for an Armistice and sign surrender. Hitler is leader of the German delegation The same railroad car that Germany signed the Armistice of 1918 in, was used! Ironic?

French ask for an Armistice and sign surrender.

Hitler is leader of the German delegation

The same railroad car that Germany signed the Armistice of 1918 in, was used! Ironic?

June 24, 1940 Hitler visits Paris

 

The Battle for Britain July-Oct 1940

The planned invasion of Great Britain Hitler had most of Europe and now wanted to take England. He needed controls of the sky first!

Hitler had most of Europe and now wanted to take England.

He needed controls of the sky first!

 

British advantages The whole empire was at war: Australia, Canada, India, South Africa, and New Zealand (just to name a few) Radar Home turf

The whole empire was at war: Australia, Canada, India, South Africa, and New Zealand

(just to name a few)

Radar

Home turf

 

A most desperate time for the British German bombers hit airfields and major cities. Ex: London Civilians are now targets of war.

German bombers hit airfields and major cities. Ex: London

Civilians are now targets of war.

 

 

 

British Victory Sept 17th 1940 Hitler calls off invasion plans First real defeat of Germany An invasion of Great Britain will not happen Hitler looks for another target………

Sept 17th 1940 Hitler calls off invasion plans

First real defeat of Germany

An invasion of Great Britain will not happen

Hitler looks for another target………

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