INVASION OF POLAND, FALL 1939
On 1st September, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. The Poland army were defeated within weeks of the invasion by the Germans because of more than 2,000 tanks and over 1,000 planes. After this massive attack, Warsaw surrendered to Germany on September 27, 1939 because they became weak and could not fight back. On October 1939, the Germans annexed the Polish territories which were West Prussia, Poznan, Upper Silesia, and the former Free City of Danzig along German 's eastern border. On June 1941, the Nazi Germany occupied the remaining part of Poland when it invaded the Soviet Union. Poland however remained under Germany’s occupation until January 1945.
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But on 13th March, 1940 a negotiated peace was done between the Finland and the Soviets to ceased hostilities.
France - (crumbling of the Maginot line, occupation, Vichy government, fall of Indochina)
Germans invaded France on May 10th 1940 with tanks to break the main fronts of the Somme River and the fortified Maginot Line. During the attack the British encouraged France to resist the Germans at all costs. This made the British prime minister, Winston Churchill, to personally flew to Paris to encourage them. But the British government did denied French help for military assistance because it wanted to preserve the strength for Britain’s own defense for the future. This made France to be defeated by the Germans.On June 22th 1940, the French signed an armistice with the Germans and Hitler insisted that the agreement has to be done in the same way the Germany had to surrendered to France in 1918, which was at the end of World War I.
The Battle of Britain
On July 3rd, 1940 the Operation Catapult was put into action and this made the British naval force based in Gibraltar to be ordered to Mers-el-Kebir in Algeria. This was a place where the remaining French navy had fled. The British asked the French to join them in the fight against Germany but they refused and this made the British to destroy the French ships and killing
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