What was the Battle of Lys (1940)?

Introduction The Battle of the Lys (French: Bataille de la Lys, Dutch: Leieslag) was a major battle between Belgian and German forces during the German Invasion of Belgium of 1940, in World War Two, and the final major battle fought by Belgian troops before their surrender on 28 May. It was the bloodiest of the… Read More


What was the Battle of Belgium (1940)?

Introduction The Battle of Belgium or Belgian Campaign, often referred to within Belgium as the 18 Days’ Campaign (French: Campagne des 18 jours, Dutch: Achttiendaagse Veldtocht), formed part of the greater Battle of France, an offensive campaign by Germany during the Second World War. It took place over 18 days in May 1940 and ended… Read More