Introduction Unternehmen Paula (Undertaking or Operation Paula) is the German codename given for the Second World War Luftwaffe offensive operation to destroy the remaining units of the Armée de l’Air (ALA), or French Air Force during the Battle of France in 1940. On 10 May the German armed forces (Wehrmacht) began their invasion of Western… 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
What was the German Invasion of Denmark (1940)?
Introduction The German invasion of Denmark (German: Operation Weserübung – Süd) was the German attack on Denmark on 09 April 1940, during the Second World War. The attack was a prelude to the main attack against Norway (German: Weserübung Nord). Denmark’s strategic importance for Germany was limited. The invasion’s primary purpose was to use Denmark… Read More
What was the Saar Offensive (1939)?
Introduction The Saar Offensive was a French ground invasion of Saarland, Germany, during the early stages of World War II, from 07 to 16 September 1939. The plans called for roughly 40 divisions, including one armoured division, three mechanised divisions, 78 artillery regiments and 40 tank battalions to assist Poland, which was then under invasion,… Read More
What was the Invasion of Poland (1939)?
Introduction The invasion of Poland (September campaign, Polish: Kampania wrześniowa; 1939 defensive war, Polish: Wojna obronna 1939 roku; Poland campaign, German: Überfall auf Polen) marked the beginning of World War II. The German invasion began on 01 September 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between Germany and the Soviet Union, and… Read More
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