Hitler's Advice To General Erich Von Manstein

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After the victory on the invasion of Poland in 1939, Hitler wanted to continue his victory by invading France but, with the bad weather his plan was postponed. Until when on January 1940, a German plane crashed on Belgium which has a copy of Hitler’s attack orders which forced him to rethink his plan.

Believing that his plan was accepting, he went to ask for advice to General Erich von Manstein. This led to Manstein to recognize the Maginot Line which is a heavily guarded border by France which is right next to Germany. Seeing this was a bad idea for an direct attack from Germany, instead he proposed an attack through neutral Holland and Belgium, with the main attack being against France through Ardennes. They saw this as a great surprise
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