On 3 september 1939 france had declared war on germany, following the german invasion of poland. Here are several histories that cover both the immediate prewar period, phony war and defeat. What is a good history book about france during world war ii. It describes the characteristics of france s different regimes and their leading personalities and explains why during these years the people of france had to endure so many revolutions, wars and crises. Units are corps and divisions, with important regiments and brigades represented. France 1940 is the final book of alistair hornes trilogy, which includes the fall of paris and the price of glory and tells the story of the great crises of the rivalry between france and germany.
The french third republic and nazi germany sign an armistice ending the battle of france, in the forest of compiegne, in the same wagonslits railroad car used by marshal ferdinand foch to conclude the armistice of 11 november 1918 with germany. The game consists of standard rules, advanced rules incorporating more complexity and realism and an idiots rule, simulating. Telecharger en mai 1940, fallaitil entrer en belgique. While the book has its share of problems in the second half, the first half is a terrific perspective on the conquest of france in 1940, how it was a tremendous gamble for the nazis and how the strategy was born of desperation and later overinterpreted by victors and vanquished alike. Belle jacques, il fallait rester en belgique le 15 mai 1940, economica, paris, 2007. On may 10, 1940, hitler launched his war in the west, and. The french military collapse in 1940 was one of the great military catastrophes in world history. Ospreys campaign title for france s defeat in the early period of world war ii 19391945. France 1940 is the final book of alistair hornes trilogy, which includes the fall of paris and the price of glory and tells the story of the great crises of the rivalry between france and germany in 1940 hitler sent his troops to execute the fall of france. By midoctober, the french had withdrawn to their start lines. In early september 1939, france began the limited saar offensive. France, major european power and owner of the worlds largest armies had fallen in less than seven weeks to the might of the german wehrmacht. Nov 11, 2016 telecharger en mai 1940, fallaitil entrer en belgique. Uparmored after poland the panzer 2 was the backbone of the german armored force in 1940.
In early september 1939, france launched the saar offensive, which stalled. The map covers the germanfranco border, from the parts of the maginot line to the english channel. On 3 september 1939 france had declared war on germany, following the invasion of its ally poland. The panzers 3 and 4 were not much more armored than the panzer 2 in 1940. France, 1814 1940 has a longestablished reputation as a clear, accessible and authoritative account of this fascinating period. In 1940 hitler sent his troops to execute the fall of france. Molotov dimitrov thorez marty by angelo tasca and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. It was the tank that the whole blitzkrieg turned on,without it there could be no blitzkrieg at all. The battle of france, also known as the fall of france, was the german invasion of france and the low countries during the second world war. Media in category france in the 1940s the following 59 files are in this category, out of 59 total. A striking image of the defeat dates from 1617 may. France 1940 is an operational level simulation of the german invasion of france in 1940.1612 1584 796 1518 270 556 212 741 1033 1355 385 1046 1055 1425 1601 451 695 372 182 1061 1121 1222 880 1400 636 1250 1628 221 510 1227 90 626 367 521 1252 1246 415 887 872 88