U.S. officer explains Successful German invasion of France ending with Allies trapped at Dunkirk in World war II
United States USA Date:1940, May Duration:3 min 50 sec Sound:Yes
With the help of an animated wall-size map, an American Army Lieutenant Colonel intelligence officer explains details of the German successful breakthough to France during May, 1940, in World War 2. The map depicts the opposing German and Allied lines after the German advances through Belgium and the low countries, and the officer shows their surprise assault through the Ardennes, across the Meuse River and into France, where they shattered the French 9th Army. The map is animated and illustrates as the Officer narrates the events, which end with the successful advance across France to the port of Abbeville, on the Somme River. The subsequent German operations forced British and French forces into an untenable position backed to the English Channel at Dunkirk, France.
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