A German 88 mm gun towed by a half track through a village on the western front during World War II, 1940. Germany's victory in France in 1940 followed the 'Phoney War', (September 1939 - April 1940) and the German breakthrough accomplished at great speed meant France was forced to surrender in June 1940. Pin by Paolo Marzioli
French soldiers man a Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun and watch the skies for enemy German aircraft during the Phoney War. The Phoney War was a phase early in the war that was marked by a lack of major military operations by the U.K. and France against Germany. The phase covered the months following Britain and France’s declaration of war on Germany shortly after Germany’s invasion of Poland in September 1939 and preceding the Battle of France in May 1940. Although war was declared by each side…
Edgar Kain-Nickname "Cobber" Kain began flying operational sorties during the Phoney War period. He gained No. 73 Squadron's, and his, first victory in November 1939. A second followed days later. In March he had claimed his fifth victory and became a fighter ace—a pilot credited with five or more enemy aircraft destroyed in aerial combat—and the first recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross in the Second World War.
kruegerwaffen: “ March 1940, A German soldier leaping a snow covered ditch on the western front, Germany’s victory in France in 1940 followed the ‘Phoney War, (September 1939-April 1940) and the German breakthrough accomplished at great speed meant... pin by Paolo Marzioli