Ww2 map of europe maginot line. Army in germany from 1945 to 1989. 24 aug 1938. The blitzkrieg legend simulates case yellow the german offensive in may of 1940 that shocked the world. The 51st evacuation hospital was the brainchild of ww1 veteran dr.
Adolf hitler asked his generals to evaluate the possibility of the conquest and occupation of belgium and the netherlands. With the exception of the great wall of china the maginot line was the greatest system of permanent fortifications ever built. World war i had radically altered the political european map with the defeat of the central powersincluding austria hungary germany bulgaria and the ottoman empireand the 1917 bolshevik seizure of power in russia which eventually led to the founding of the soviet union. Adolf hitler proclaimed that germany would continue to guarantee dutch and belgian neutrality.
Code name for the day of intense german air attack on britain eagle day 15th september 1940. The decision to include italian divisions in the total strength of the germany and allies was an easy one. Cook had worked as the head of the radiology department at mercy general hospital sacramento california during the interbellum years and early in 1942 cook wrote to the us army medical department and officially requested permission to. Italy only officially declared war after the battle was decided and attacked even later but the presence of 32 divisions in the alps must be appreciated.
Festung europa was a military propaganda term used by both sides of the second world war which referred to the areas of continental europe occupied by nazi germany as opposed to the united kingdom across the channel.