Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hitler Conquers France

Time: 1940
Place:  The Ardennes Forest, France

Here's a nice animated map from the BBC of the French Campaign in World War II.

I used the word "campaign" instead of "battle" on purpose.  One of the problems with historians of World War II is stretching the word "battle" and compressing the word "campaign" to unthinking lengths.  Those two words represent concepts which are important to understanding military history.

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