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