Wednesday, November 10, 2010
the battle for France
It was May 10, 1940. The BEF and the French armies were engaging the Germans in the low countries, and Hitler's trap was about to roll across the Meuse. That day, the Luftwaffe attacked Sedan on the Meuse river, coinciding with a Wehrmacht attack against the same city. The French were soon pushed back further and further until the Germans reached the sea. They soon gained air superiority, with which they could not lose. The BEF and the French soon evacuated all the troops they could from Dunkirk, even though many troops had to be left behind. After this, the Germans struck south, gaining Paris and shoving through southern France until that country surrendered in June.