Mike Belting - The German Invasion of the Netherlands

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  • The Invasion of Poland

    The Invasion of Poland
    Germany Invades Poland. England and France (allies of Poland) declare war on Germany. World War II officially begins.
  • Fall Gelb (or the Battle of France)

    Fall Gelb (or the Battle of France)
    Germany invades the Netherlands ("Fall Gelb" or the Battle of France) in hopes of conquering France. Germany plans attack on Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, the attack was called the "Blitzkrieg".
  • German Paratroopers Land in the Netherlands

    German Paratroopers Land in the Netherlands
    German Paratroopers officially land in the Netherlands. German bombers arrive to the Netherlands towards the North Sea.
  • The Bombing of Rotterdam

    The Bombing of Rotterdam
    The Germans threaten the Dutch with another attack, this time with a threat to bomb Rotterdam. The Germans fall through with their attack, named "The Bombing of Rotterdam" on May 14th, 1940. 80,000 people had lost their homes in the bombing and between 600 and 900 people had died in total.
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    Phoney War

    A time of neutrality within the territories, between the dates of September 3rd, 1939, and May 10th, 1940.