Fall of France . Stella Koo & SeungHyun Lim. Brief Information. Fall of France = Battle of France. Area: France, Belgium and the Netherlands Location: North West Europe It was the German invasion of France and the low countries executed from 10 may 1940 E nded the P honey war
Stella Koo & SeungHyun Lim
16 June - Reynaud's government was divided between surrender and resistance, but faced Germany's inexorable advance through Paris and into the Rhône Valley.
Reynaud resigned and a new government was formed by Marshal Philippe Pétain, the hero of the Battle of Verdun during World War 1.
9th June - they crossed the Seine. Also the Germans attacked on the Aisne and eventually turned towards Switzerland, cutting off all the French forces still holding the Maginot Line.
10th May 1940 – German forces advanced to Holland, landing at Hague
5th June - the Germans began a new offensive from their positions on the Somme.
14th May- Holland surrounded
Germany invades Poland. Great Britain and France declare war on Germany.
20th May - cutting off the Allied armies in Belgium.
12th June, General Maxime Weygand, (French commander), told the French premier Paul Reynaud that the battle for France was lost and that a cessation of hostilities was the only option.
17th May - German crossed the River Oise and reached Abbeville.
13th May - Germans crossed the River Meuse into France at Sedan.
7th June - Their tanks, led by Rommel, broke through toward Rouen
The German Army was divided into three army groups: