The Armistice of 22 June 1940 was signed at 18:36 near Compiègne, France, by the top military officials of Nazi Germany and more junior representatives from the French Third Republic. They included General Wilhelm Keitel, the...read more
The Battle of Maastricht was one of the first battles that took place during the German Campaign on the Western Front during World War II. Maastricht was a key city in order to capture the Belgian Fort Eben-Emael and split the allied armies in half.
The order on 24th of May to halt the German Panzer Divisions just short of Dunkirk has been widely debated ever since. Karl-Heinz Frieser in his book Blitzkrieg Legend gives a detailed overview on the Battle of France and also on the so called "halt order" (Halte-Befehl). In this video '...read more
This captured German war film with English commentary is a documentary on an action of the elite German paratroop unit, The Fallschirmjäger, during the occupation of Holland in May 1940. This dramatic, action filled film focuses on the capture and securing of one of the strategic objectives in...read more
The Battle of Dunkirk during World War II ended with the evacuation of British and Allied forces in Europe from May 26 to June 4, 1940. A huge force of Allied soldiers were cut off in northern France by the German army as it advanced to the English Channel coast at...read more
The Battle of the Netherlands 1940 (Dutch: Slag om Nederland) was part of Case Yellow (German: Fall Gelb), the German invasion of the Low Countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands) and France during World War II. The battle lasted from 10 May 1940 until the main Dutch forces...read more
Obsesionados con evitar una invasión del país, como la de 1870 o la de 1914, los franceses construyeron un sistema defensivo impresionante, tras el que se resguardaron dejando al enemigo toda la iniciativa estratégica. Mientras los alemanes reñían en las llanuras polacas la primera de las...read more
En una reunión especial en la Cancillería del Reich, Hitler confirma a sus generales que el ataque a Francia y el Reino Unido es un objetivo irrenunciable y que dicho asalto se llevará a cabo a través de Holanda y Bélgica, a pesar de su neutralidad.
What happened was a sheer miracle, and we should never forget that fact.’ Those bowing their heads at the Dunkirk memorial, situated on an esplanade overlooking the beach, certainly never would. Some had travelled over from England on a fleet of ‘little ships’ – the craft which, during the long...read more
This film from 2004 presents the unusual view of the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation from the position of the French and Germans. In particular, it explores the various myths which arose on all sides after the event. It will be useful for students of the early years of the Second World War in Europe...read more