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Fall Gelb

In World War II, Fall Gelb (Case Yellow in German) was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries. Executed 10 May 1940. German armored units punched through the Ardennes, outflanking the Maginot Line and unhinging the Allied defenders.

Fall Gelb had been elaborated by the famous General Erich_von_Manstein.

France fell in less than a month. Much of the British army was able to escape in a series of evacuations (Ariel, Dynamo). The French Republic collapsed and was replaced by at “Etat Français[?]” headed by Marshall Henri Pétain[?]. His government based in Vichy became a loyal partner of the Axis for the rest of the war. Included Rot.



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