Fall Gelb

Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by Rich Payne, May 10, 2015.

  1. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Seventy-five years ago today, Germany attacked Belgium and The Netherlands, signalling the end of the Phoney War and the commencement of the phase which was to end with the evacuation of most of the BEF and the capitulation of France.

    10th May 1940 was a Friday, but in weather pretty much like this afternoon, British troops were moving up to the Dyle Line (stopping of course for a beer on the way)

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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Pinched :lol:
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Don't mentioning stopping for a beer , it'll start the 'British Army stopped for tea' thing off again.
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  4. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Yebbut...they did that too !


    Always time for a cuppa char and a fag.
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  5. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I've been to Eben Emael today, where Fall Gelb was first put into effect. Sadly everything was shut of course..On the "modern" Norton as daughter #2 doesn't enjoy BEF girder-rigids. The scars of 1940 are still clearly visible. 96119440_687831881965337_4691891083821449216_n.jpg
  6. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    I should have been in Moerdijk tomorrow with work and was planning on a little extra-curricular activity looking at the FJR dropzone around the bridges leading to Dordrecht. Another time maybe...
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  7. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Part of a relatively new (2020) series of ww2 podcasts...

    This one on "The Fall of France" - approx 30mins audio...

    The Fall of France from The Finest Half Hour | Podcast Episode on Podbay

    The Finest Half Hour
    Narrated by British army veteran and armored warfare instructor Richard Cutland, and brought to you by Wargaming, the Finest Half Hour pays tribute to the heroism of those who opposed fascist tyranny.
    With a rich soundscape including period recordings, the series explores all facets of World War 2, from the gut-wrenching decisions of commanders, the sacrifices of individual soldiers, and the terrifying new weapons of war that changed the battlefield forever.

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