Battle of France

The Fall of France: May 10th - June 25th 1940

Parties Involved


Axis: Germany


Allies: Low countries- France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Belgium

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Technologies

Axis:


442 Machine guns

135 Mortars

72 Anti Tank guns

24 Howitzers

4,733 Combat Aircraft

120,000 vehicles


Allies:


2,500 tanks

634 Fighter Planes

463 Bombers

444 Reconnaisance

300,000 vehicles

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Casualties

Axis

157,621


Allies

360,000

More Technologies

Allies

Surface Ships

Tanks (Char B1)


Axis

Luftwaffe (Air Force)

Panzer III Tanks


Other:

Radar- helped target location of enemy during war

Sub machine guns

Summary

After the British left and France was left to fight for itself, the Germans launched Case Red or Fall Rot. During this operation, the French government split on the best action to take as many of the political representatives were looking for peace with Germany. Because of that, the French military forces that defended during Case Red weren't that good. By June 22nd, France and Germany signed an armistice and the result was a split of the country of France where Germany got control of the west and the north plus part of the southeast and Zone Libra or unoccupied zone. Until the allied landings, the French remained under control of the Axis.

Significance

Germany declared victory after Franceś surrender of the battle.


France signed an armistice (truce) with Germany after the battle.


The significance of this battle was Hitler's attempt to expand Germany.


Led to the liberation of France

Long Term Effects

Allowed Germany to gain more control of some European countries
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