Sunday, September 13, 2015
May 10, 1940: That Escalated Quickly: Spotlight on Germany's Battle for the Lower Countries and France
As you have been reading through the blog, you have been reading letters from Ella in Berlin, Patti in France, and August and Emma in Holland. is a date that will be a significant turn of events for Opa and his family.
On , Germany would overtake Holland. August’s letters will cease at this point (although we will still get a little info from family). The overtaking of Holland happened quickly and was ultimately a pathway to take over France. Germany will walk into an undefended Paris on . As we just read, Patti is in Paris on preparing for her exams, happening in mid-June and planning to get married on . Little does she know the ways in which the tide will turn for France within the next month. Instead of trying to be a historian, I will simply give two links to wikipedia sites that can explain how Germany moved on both Holland and then quickly to France.
Battle of the Netherlands
Battle of France