The miracle of Dunkirk. The defeat that was a triumph. Overwhelmed by the German Blitzkrieg the British Expeditionary Force somehow extricated itself.
In an attempt to outflank the German Gustav Line running across Italy, Operation SHINGLE was launched on January 22nd 1944.
The seizure of the Belgian fortress stronghold at Eban Emael by German Airbourne and Special Forces was the dramatic opening shot in the Nazis’ devastating May 1940 offensive.
The infamous SS Das Reich Division was resting in Montauban, South West France when the Allies invaded Normandy in June 1944.