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

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…

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…

World War II propaganda posters

World War II propaganda posters

WWII propaganda poster, depicting a Nazi stabbing a Bible, ca.

Motorcycles of the 4th Northumberland Fusiliers at Fontaine, France - 20 March 1940 -part of the British Expeditionary Forces (BED) that were part of the "Phoney War".

Motorcycles of the 4th Northumberland Fusiliers at Fontaine, France - 20 March 1940 -part of the British Expeditionary Forces (BED) that were part of the "Phoney War".

Phoney war in East Europe. Soldiers of Ukraine Army guarding the country against the russian soldiers, mercenaries and various other bands. Almost every day some of them killed in this strange war....

Phoney war in East Europe. Soldiers of Ukraine Army guarding the country against the russian soldiers, mercenaries and various other bands. Almost every day some of them killed in this strange war....

Nazi soviet pact Poland, the phoney war

Nazi soviet pact Poland, the phoney war

World War II. Members of the irregular force patrolling, during the Phoney War. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

World War II. Members of the irregular force patrolling, during the Phoney War. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

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.

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

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

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