What was the Battle of Arras (1940)?

Introduction The Battle of Arras took place on 21 May 1940, during the Battle of France in the Second World War. Following the German invasion of the Low Countries on 10 May, French and British forces advanced into Belgium. The German campaign plan Fall Gelb (Case Yellow) had evolved into a decoy operation in the… Read More

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What was the Battle of Montcornet (1940)?

Introduction The Battle of Montcornet, on 17 May 1940 took place during the Battle of France in World War Two. The French 4e Division cuirassée (Colonel Charles de Gaulle), attacked the German-held village of Montcornet with over 200 tanks. The French drove off the Germans but later had to retreat due to lack of support… Read More