Posts Tagged ‘France’

Patton’s speech to the Third Army Somewhere in England, June 5th, 1944.

“Be seated.” Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle.

You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight. When you, here, every one of you, were kids, you all admired the champion marble player, the fastest runner, the toughest boxer, the big league ball players, and the All-American football players. Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.

You are not all going to die. Only two percent of you right here today would die in a major battle. Death must not be feared. Death, in time, comes to all men. Yes, every man is scared in his first battle. If he says he’s not, he’s a liar. Some men are cowards but they fight the same as the brave men or they get the hell slammed out of them watching men fight who are just as scared as they are. The real hero is the man who fights even though he is scared. Some men get over their fright in a minute under fire. For some, it takes an hour. For some, it takes days. But a real man will never let his fear of death overpower his honor, his sense of duty to his country, and his innate manhood. Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best and it removes all that is base. Americans pride themselves on being He Men and they ARE He Men.

Remember that the enemy is just as frightened as you are, and probably more so. They are not supermen. All through your Army careers, you men have bitched about what you call “chicken shit drilling.” That, like everything else in this Army, has a definite purpose. That purpose is alertness. Alertness must be bred into every soldier. I don’t give a fuck for a man who’s not always on his toes.



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Franco-German Declaration : December 6, 1938

M. Georges Bonnet, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the French Republic and M. Joachim Von Ribbentrop, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the German Reich,

ACTING in the name and by order of their respective Governments, have agreed on the following points at their meeting in Paris on December 6, 1938:

(1) The French Government and the German Government fully share the conviction that pacific and neighbourly relations between France and Germany constitute one of the essential elements of the consolidation of the situation in Europe and of the preservation of general peace. Consequently both Governments will endeavour with all their might to assure the development of the relations between their countries in this direction.

(2) Both Governments agree that no question of a territorial nature remains in suspense between their countries and solemnly recognize as permanent the frontier between their countries as it is actually drawn.

(3) Both Governments are resolved, without prejudice to their special relations with third Powers, to remain in contact on all questions of importance to both their countries and to have recourse to mutual consultation in case any complications arising out of these questions should threaten to lead to international difficulties.

In witness whereof the Representatives of the two Government have signed the present Declaration, which comes into force immediately.

Executed in duplicate in the French and German languages at Paris, on December 6, 1938.

Signed: Georges Bonnet,

Joachim Von Ribbentrop.

Source: The French Yellow Book

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Mussolini: Speech of the 10 June 1940, Declaration of War on France and England

Delivered 6:00 PM from his balcony in the Palazzo Venezia in Rome

Soldiers, sailors, and aviators! Black shirts of the revolution and of the [Fascist] legions! Men and women of Italy, of the Empire, and of the kingdom of Albania! Pay heed!
An hour appointed by destiny has struck in the heavens of our fatherland. (Very lively cheers).

The declaration of war has already been delivered (cheers, very loud cries of “War! War!”) to the ambassadors of Great Britain and France. We go to battle against the plutocratic and reactionary
democracies of the west who, at every moment have hindered the advance and have often endangered the very existence of the Italian people.
Recent historical events can be summarized in the following phrases: promises, threats, blackmail, and finally to crown the edifice, the ignoble seige by the fifty-two states of the League of Nations. Our consience is absolutely tranquil. (Applause). With you the entire world is witness that Fascist Italy has done all that is humanly possible to avoit the torment which is throwing Europe into turmoil; but all was in vain. It would have suffieced to revise the treaties to bring them up to date with the changing needs of the life of nations and not consider them untouchable for eternity; it would have sufficed not to have begun the stupid policy of guarantees, which has shown itself particularly lethal for those who accepted them; it would have sufficed not to reject the proposal [for peace] that the Fuhrer made on 6 October of last year after having finished the campaign in Poland.

But now all of that belongs to the past. If now today we have decided to face the risks and the sacrifices of a war, it is because the honor, the interests, the future impose and iron necessity, since a great people is truly such if it considers sacred its own duties and noes not evade the supreme trials which deternin the course of history.

We take up arms to resolve, after having resolved the problem of our land frontier, the problem of our maritime frontiers; we want to break the territorial chains which suffocate us in our own sea; since a people of forty-five million sould is not truly free if it does not have free access to the ocean.

This gigantic struggle is nothing other than a phase in the logical development of our revolution; it is the struggle of peoples that are poor but rich in workers against the exploiters who hold on ferociously to the monopoly off all the riches and all the gold of the earth; it is the struggle of the fertile and young people against the sterile people moving to the sunset; it is the struggle between two centuries and two ideas.
Now that the die are cast and our will has burned ourships at aour backs, I solomnly declare that
Italy does not intend to drag into the conflict other peoples bordering her on land or on sea. Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, Egypt take note of these my words and it depends on them
and only on them whether or not they will be rigorously confirmed.


In a memorable meeting, that which took place in Berlin, I said that according to the laws of Fascist morality, when one has a friend, one marches with him to the end. (“Duce! Duce! Duce!”). This we have done with Gernamy, with its people, with its marvelous armed forces. On this eve of an event of century wide scope, we direct our thought to the majesty of the King and Emperor (the multitudes break out in great cheers for the House of Savoy) which as always has understood the soul of the fatherland. And we salute with our voices the Fuhrer, the head of great ally Germany (The people cheer Hitler at length). Proletarian and Fascist Italy stands up a third time, strong, proud, and united as never before. (The crowd cries with one single voice: “Yes!”) The single order of the day is categorical and obligatory for all. It already spreads and fires hearts from the Alps to the Indian Ocean; Victory! (The people break out into raucous cheers). And we will win, in order finally to give a long period of peace with justice to Italy, to Europe, and to the world.

People of Italy!

Rush to arms and show your tenacity, your courage, your valor!

This Speech in Italian

Combattenti di terra, di mare e dell’aria! Camicie nere della rivoluzione e delle legioni! Uomini e donne d’Italia, dell’impero e del regno d’Albania! Ascoltate!
Un’ora segnata dal destino batte nel cielo della nostra patria. (Acclamazioni vivissime). L’ora delle decisioni irrevocabili. La dichiarazione di guerra è già stata consegnata (acclamazioni, grida altissime di “Guerra! Guerra!”) agli ambasciatori di Gran Bretagna e di Francia. Scendiamo in campo contro le democrazie plutocratiche e reazionarie dell’Occidente che, in ogni tempo, hanno ostacolato la marcia, e spesso insidiato l’esistenza medesima del popolo italiano.

Alcuni lustri della storia più recente si possono riassumere in queste frasi: promesse, minacce, ricatti e, alla fine, quale coronamento dell’edificio, l’ignobile assedio societario di cinquantadue stati.

La nostra coscienza è assolutamente tranquilla. (Applausi). Con voi il mondo intero è testimone che l’Italia del littorio ha fatto quanto umanamente possibile per evitare la tormenta che sconvolge l’Europa; ma tutto fu vano.

Bastava rivedere i trattati per adeguarli alle mutevoli esigenze della vita delle nazioni e non considerarli intangibili per l’eternità; bastava non iniziare la stolta politica delle garanzie, che si è palesata soprattutto micidiale per coloro che le hanno accettate; bastava non respingere la proposta che il Fuhrer fece il 6 ottobre dell’anno scorso, dopo finita la campagna di Polonia.

Oramai tutto ciò appartiene al passato. Se poi oggi siamo decisi ad affrontare i rischi e i sacrifici di una guerra, gli è che l’onore, gli interessi, l’avvenire ferramente lo impongono, poichè un grande popolo è veramente tale se considera sacri i suoi impegni e se non evade dalle prove supreme che determinano il corso della storia.

Noi impugnamo le armi per risolvere, dopo il problema risolto delle nostre frontiere continentali, il problema delle nostre frontiere marittime; noi vogliamo spezzare le catene di ordine territoriale che ci soffocano nel nostro mare, poichè un popolo di quarantacinque milioni di anime non è veramente libero se non ha libero accesso all’oceano.

Questa lotta gigantesca non è che una fase dello sviluppo logico dela nostra rivoluzione; è la lotta dei popoli poveri e numerosi di braccia contro gli affamatori che detengono ferocemente il monopolio di tutte le richezze e di tutto l’oro della terra; è la lotta dei popoli fecondi e giovani contro i popoli isteriliti e volgenti al tramonto; è la lotta tra due secoli e due idee.

Ora che i dadi sono gettati e la nostra volontà ha bruciato alle nostre spalle i vascelli, io dichiaro solennemente che l’Italia non intende trascinare nel conflitto altri popoli con essa confinanti per mare o per terra. Svizzera, Jugoslavia, Grecia, Turchia, Egitto prendano atto di queste mie parole e dipende da loro, soltanto da loro, se esse saranno o no rigorosamente confermate.


In una memorabile adunata, quella di Berlino, io dissi che, secondo le leggi della morale fascista, quando si ha un amico si marcia con lui fino in fondo. (“Duce! Duce! Duce!”) Questo abbiamo fatto con la Germania, col suo popolo, con le sue meravigliose forze armate. In questa vigilia di un evento di una portata secolare, rivolgiamo il nostro pensiero alla maestà del re imperatore (la moltitudine prorompe in grandi acclamazioni all’indirizzo di Casa Savoia) che, come sempre, ha interpretato l’anima della patria. E salutiamo alla voce il Fuhrer, il capo della grande Germania alleata (Il popolo acclama lungamente all’indirizzo di Hitler.)

L’Italia proletaria e fascista, è per la terza volta in piedi, forte, fiera e compatta come non mai. (La folla grida con una sola voce:”Sì!”) La parola d’ordine è una sola, categorica e impegnativa per tutti. Essa già trasvola e accende i cuori dalle Alpi all’Oceano indiano: vincere! (il popolo prorompe in altissime acclamazioni.) E vinceremo, per dare finalmente un lungo periodo di pace con la giustizia all’Italia, all’Europa, al mondo.

Popolo italiano!

Corri alle armi, e dimostra la tua tenacia, il tuo coraggio, il tuo valore!

See also: Mussolini’s War Statement – Declaration of War against USA, December 11, 1941

See also: Armistice with Italy; September 3, 1943

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General de Gaulle speaking on the BBC on 18 June 1940


On June 18, 1940, at 19:00, de Gaulle’s voice was broadcast nationwide, saying:

“The leaders who, for many years, have been at the head of the French armies have formed a government. This government, alleging the defeat of our armies, has made contact with the enemy in order to stop the fighting. It is true, we were, we are, overwhelmed by the mechanical, ground and air forces of the enemy. Infinitely more than their number, it is the tanks, the airplanes, the tactics of the Germans which are causing us to retreat. It was the tanks, the airplanes, the tactics of the Germans that surprised our leaders to the point of bringing them to where they are today.
“But has the last word been said? Must hope disappear? Is defeat final? No!
“Believe me, I who am speaking to you with full knowledge of the facts, and who tell you that nothing is lost for France. The same means that overcame us can bring us victory one day. For France is not alone! She is not alone! She is not alone! She has a vast Empire behind her. She can align with the British Empire that holds the sea and continues the fight. She can, like England, use without limit the immense industry of the United States.
“This war is not limited to the unfortunate territory of our country. This war is not over as a result of the Battle of France. This war is a worldwide war. All the mistakes, all the delays, all the suffering, do not alter the fact that there are, in the world, all the means necessary to crush our enemies one day. Vanquished today by mechanical force, in the future we will be able to overcome by a superior mechanical force. The fate of the world depends on it.
” I, General de Gaulle, currently in London, invite the officers and the French soldiers who are located in British territory or who might end up here, with their weapons or without their weapons, I invite the engineers and the specialised workers of the armament industries who are located in British territory or who might end up here, to put themselves in contact with me.
“Whatever happens, the flame of the French resistance must not be extinguished and will not be extinguished. Tomorrow, as today, I will speak on the Radio from London.”

The Appeal of 18th June –  Charles de Gaulle – Source: Wikipedia

See also: Franco-German Armistice : June 25, 1940

See also: The French Capitulation – June 25, 1940, archive movies

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Between the chief of the High Command of the armed forces, Col. Gen. [Wilhelm] Keitel, commissioned by the Fuehrer of the German Reich and Supreme Commander in Chief of the German Armed Forces, and the fully authorized plenipotentiaries of the French Government, General [Charles L. C.] Huntziger, chairman of the delegation; Ambassador [Lйon] Noel, Rear Admiral [Maurice R.] LeLuc, Army Corps General [Georges] Parisot an Air Force General [Jean-Marie Joseph] Bergeret, the following armistice treaty was agreed upon:

The French Government directs a cessation of fighting against the German Reich in France as well as in French possessions, colonies, protectorate territories, mandates as well as on the seas.

It [the French Government] directs the immediate laying down of arms of French units already encircled by German troops.

To safeguard the interests of the German Reich, French State territory north and west of the line drawn on the attached map will be occupied by German troops.

As far as the parts to be occupied still are not in control of German troops, this occupation will be carried out immediately after the conclusion of this treaty.

In the occupied parts of France the German Reich exercises all rights of an occupying power The French Government obligates itself to support with every means the regulations resulting from the exercise of these rights and to carry them out with the aid of French administration.

All French authorities and officials of the occupied territory, therefore, are to be promptly informed by the French Government to comply with the regulations of the German military commanders and to cooperate with them in a correct manner.

It is the intention of the German Government to limit the occupation of the west coast after ending hostilities with England to the extent absolutely necessary.

The French Government is permitted to select the seat of its government in unoccupied territory, or, if it wishes, to move to Paris. In this case, the German Government guarantees the French Government and its central authorities every necessary alleviation so that they will be in a position to conduct the administration of unoccupied territory from Paris.

French armed forces on land, on the sea, and in the air are to be demobilized and disarmed in a period still to be set. Excepted are only those units which are necessary for maintenance of domestic order. Germany and Italy will fix their strength. The French armed forces in the territory to be occupied by Germany are to be hastily withdrawn into territory not to be occupied and be discharged. These troops, before marching out, shall lay down their weapons and equipment at the places where they are stationed at the time this treaty becomes effective. They are responsible for orderly delivery to German troops.

As a guarantee for the observance of the armistice, the surrender, undamaged, of all those guns, tanks, tank defense weapons, war planes, anti-aircraft artillery, infantry weapons, means of conveyance, and munitions can be demanded from the units of the French armed forces which are standing in battle against Germany and which at the time this agreement goes into force are in territory not to be occupied by Germany.

The German armistice commission will decide the extent of delivery.

Weapons, munitions, and war apparatus of every kind remaining in the unoccupied portion of France are to be stored and/or secured under German and/or Italian control—so far as not released for the arming allowed to French units.

The German High Command reserves the right to direct all those measures which are necessary to exclude unauthorized use of this material. Building of new war apparatus in unoccupied territory is to be stopped immediately.

In occupied territory, all the land and coastal fortifications, with weapons, munitions, and apparatus and plants of every kind are to be surrendered undamaged. Plans of these fortifications, as well as plans of those already conquered by German troops, are to be handed over.

Exact plans regarding prepared blastings, land mines, obstructions, time fuses, barriers for fighting, etc., shall be given to the German High Command. These hindrances are to be removed by French forces upon German demand.

The French war fleet is to collect in ports to be designated more particularly, and under German and/or Italian control to demobilize and lay up—with the exception of those units released to the French Government for protection of French interests in its colonial empire.

The peacetime stations of ships should control the designation of ports.

The German Government solemnly declares to the French Government that it does not intend to use the French War Fleet which is in harbors under German control for its purposes in war, with the exception of units necessary for the purposes of guarding the coast and sweeping mines.

It further solemnly and expressly declares that it does not intend to bring up any demands respecting the French War Fleet at the conclusion of a peace.

All warships outside France are to be recalled to France with the exception of that portion of the French War Fleet which shall be designated to represent French interests in the colonial empire.

The French High Command must give the German High Command the exact location of all mines which France has set out, as well as information on the other harbor and coastal obstructions and defense facilities. Insofar as the German High Command may require, French forces must clear away the mines.

The French Government is obligated to forbid any portion of its remaining armed forces to undertake hostilities against Germany in any manner.

French Government also will prevent members of its armed forces from leaving the country and prevent armaments of any sort, including ships, planes, etc., being taken to England or any other place abroad.

The French Government will forbid French citizens to fight against Germany in the service of States with which the German Reich is still at war. French citizens who violate this provision are to be treated by German troops as insurgents.

French commercial vessels of all sorts, including coastal and harbor vessels which are now in French hands, may not leave port until further notice. Resumption of commercial voyages will require approval of the German and Italian Governments.

French commercial vessels will be recalled by the French Government or, if return is impossible, the French Government will instruct them to enter neutral harbors.

All confiscated German commercial vessels are, on demand, to be returned [to Germany] undamaged.

Flight by any airplane over French territory shall be prohibited. Every plane making a flight without German approval will be regarded as an enemy by the German Air Force and treated accordingly.

In unoccupied territory, air fields and ground facilities of the air force shall be under German and Italian control.

Demand may be made that such air fields be rendered unusable. The French Government is required to take charge of all foreign airplanes in the unoccupied region to prevent flights. They are to be turned over to the German armed forces.

The French Government obligates itself to turn over to German troops in the occupied region all facilities and properties of the French armed forces in undamaged condition.

It [the French Government] also will see to it that harbors, industrial facilities, and docks are preserved in their present condition and damaged in no way.

The same stipulations apply to transportation routes and equipment, especially railways, roads, and canals, and to the whole communications network and equipment, waterways and coastal transportation services.

Additionally, the French Government is required on demand of the German High Command to perform all necessary restoration labor on these facilities.

The French Government will see to it that in the occupied region necessary technical personnel and rolling stock of the railways and other transportation equipment, to a degree normal in peacetime, be retained in service.

There is an immediate prohibition of transmission for all wireless stations on French soil. Resumption of wireless connections from the unoccupied portion of France requires a special regulation.

The French Government obligates itself to convey transit freight between the German Reich and Italy through unoccupied territory to the extent demanded by the German Government.

The French Government, in agreement with the responsible German officials, will carry out the return of population into occupied territory.

The French Government obligates itself to prevent every transference of economic valuables and provisions from the territory to be occupied by German troops into unoccupied territory or abroad.

These valuables and provisions in occupied territory are to be disposed of only in agreement with the German Government. In that connection, the German Government will consider the necessities of life of the population in unoccupied territory.

The French-Government will bear the costs of maintenance of German occupation troops on French soil.

All German war and civil prisoners in French custody, including those under arrest and convicted who were seized and sentenced because of acts in favor of the German Reich, shall be surrendered immediately to German troops.

The French Government is obliged to surrender upon demand all Germans named by the German Government in France as well as in French possessions, colonies, protectorate territories, and mandates.

The French Government binds itself to prevent removal of German war and civil prisoners from France into French possessions or into foreign countries. Regarding prisoners already taken outside of France, as well as sick and wounded German prisoners who cannot be transported, exact lists with the places of residence are to be produced. The German High Command assumes care of sick and wounded German war prisoners.

French troops in German prison camps will remain prisoners of war until conclusion of a peace.

The French Government assumes responsibility for the security of all objects and valuables whose undamaged surrender or holding in readiness for German disposal is demanded in this agreement or whose removal outside the country is forbidden. The French Government is bound to compensate for all destruction, damage or removal contrary to agreement.

The Armistice Commission, acting in accordance with the direction of the German High Command, will regulate and supervise the carrying out of the armistice agreement. It is the task of the Armistice Commission further to insure the necessary conformity of this agreement with the Italian-French armistice.

The French Government will send a delegation to the seat of the German Armistice Commission to represent the French wishes and to receive regulations from the German Armistice Commission for executing [the agreement].

This armistice agreement becomes effective as soon as the French Government also has reached an agreement with the Italian Government regarding cessation of hostilities.

Hostilities will be stopped six hours after the moment at which the Italian Government has notified the German Government of conclusion of its agreement. The German Government will notify the French Government of this time by wireless.

This agreement is valid until conclusion of a peace treaty. The German Government may terminate this agreement at any time with immediate effect if the French Government fails to fulfill the obligations it assumes under the agreement.

This armistice agreement, signed in the Forest of Compiиgne, June 22,1940, at 6:50 p.m., German summer time.


The line mentioned in Article II of the armistice agreement begins in the east on the French-Swiss border at Geneva and runs thence nearly over the villages of Dфle, Paray, Le Monial, and Bourges to approximately twenty kilometers east of Tours. From there it goes at a distance of twenty kilometers east of the Tours-Angoulйme-Liborune railway line and extends through Mont de Marsan and Orthez to the Spanish border.


United States, Department of State,
Publication No. 6312

Courtesy of: The Avalon Project – http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm

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War Maps about Western Europe


http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map53.htm – OVERLORD Plan for Invasion of France (6 June 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map54.htm – Allied Landing in Normandy and Beachhead Expansion (6 June 1944)
http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map55.htm – Allied Landing in Normandy and Beachhead Expansion (6-12 June 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map56.htm – Allied Landing in Normandy and Beachhead Expansion, VII Corps D-Day Operations (6 June 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map57.htm – Allied Landing in Normandy and Beachhead Expansion, V Corps D-Day Operations (6 June 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map58.htm – Allied Landing in Normandy and Beachhead Expansion (13-20 June 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map59.htm – Allied Landing in Normandy and Beachhead Expansion (1-24 July 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map61.htm – Campaign in Northern France (24-25 July 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map62.htm – Campaign in Northern France (25-29 July 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map63.htm – Campaign in Northern France (25-31 July 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map64.htm – Campaign in Northern France (1-13 August 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map65.htm – Campaign in Northern France (14-25 August 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map66.htm – Campaign in Northern France (26 August – 14 September 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map67.htm – Campaign in Southern France (15-28 August 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map68.htm – Allied Operations Against the West Wall (15 September – 15 December 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map69.htm – Allied Operations Against the West Wall (15 September – 7 November 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map70.htm – Allied Operations Against the West Wall (8 November – 15 December 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map71.htm – Allied Operations Against the West Wall (15 December 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map72.htm – German Ardennes Counter-Offensive (16-25 December 1944)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map73.htm – German Ardennes Counter-Offensive (16 January 1945)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map74.htm – German Ardennes Counter-Offensive (7 February 1945)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map75.htm – German Ardennes Counter-Offensive (16 December 1944 – 9 February 1945)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map76.htm – The Rhineland Campaign (8 February – 10 March 1945)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map77.htm – The Rhineland Campaign (8 February – 21 March 1945)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map79.htm – Allied Advances (22-28 March 1945)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map80.htm – Allied Advances (29 March – 4 April 1945)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map81.htm – Allied Advances (5-18 April 1945)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map82.htm – Allied Advances (19 April – 7 May 1945)

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Early German Offensives Maps


http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map03.htm – Campaign in Poland (1939)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map04.htm – Campaign in Poland (31 August 1939)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map05.htm – Campaign in Poland (1 September 1939)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map06.htm – Campaign in Poland (1-14 September 1939)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map07.htm – Campaign in Poland (1939)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map08.htm – Campaign in Norway (9 April – May 1940)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map09.htm – Campaign in the West (October 1939 – January 1940)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map10.htm – Campaign in the West (1940)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map11.htm – Campaign in the West (10-16 May 1940)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map12.htm – Campaign in the West (16-21 May 1940)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map13.htm – Campaign in the West (21 May-4 June 1940)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map14.htm – Campaign in the West (4 June – 12 June 1940)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map15.htm – Campaign in the West (13-25 June 1940)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map17.htm – Campaign in the Balkans (April 1941)

http://www.military.com/Resources/ResourceFileView?file=worldwarii_europe_maps_map18.htm – Campaign in the Balkans (20 May 1941)

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